1. Flud News Roundup, May 3

    These are our top news picks for the day. Have something you found interesting? Share a link in a comment or better yet… Flud it!

    Young blood: For the second time this year, Mensa, the high-IQ society, has welcomed a member who is just two years old. Anthony Popa Urria is the youngest Canadian ever admitted into Mensa and has an estimated IQ of 154. The toddler can recite the alphabet backward and forward, count to 1,000 and name the planets in the solar system. Wait, is Pluto still a planet?

    Historic hand-me-down: A piece of pottery given to Goodwill by an anonymous donor may in fact be a prehistoric artifact taken from the Caddo Indian Nation, a Native American burial site in Oklahoma. Talk about a good thrift store find. 

    Cell damage: Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old University of California San Diego engineering student, one of seven people detained after an ecstasy raid, claims DEA agents left him unattended in a cell for five days without food or water. Chong, who was close to kidney failure and had trouble breathing, spent three of those days in the intensive care unit after he was “found”.

  2. Flud News Roundup, May 2

    Here’s the best, and in some cases the worst, news of the day.

    You know what’s not a good idea?: Putting your 5 (or is it 6? There’s some debate on her age)-year-old in a tanning bed. A mother in New Jersey is charged with second-degree child endangerment after authorities discovered serious burns on her 5-year-old-daughter. She told officials that she is a “wonderful mother”, but that’s just as believable as “Snooki is sober.”

    Harvard and MIT offer online courses for free: Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology partner up to offer free online courses through an initiative called edX. However, students attending online will only be able to earn certificates for completing work, not diplomas. 

    Gingrich’s online alter-egos shut down: Two of the best things to happen to the web this year, ‘Newt Judges You’ and @GingrichIdeas, are signing off following Gingrich’s official campaign suspention announcement. 

    Hazing case comes to a close: 13 people were charged for their roles in the hazing death of 26-year-old Florida A&M University’s drum major, Robert Champion, who was severely beaten by fellow band members last November. 

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