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The defense of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested Tuesday after calling only four witnesses. He has admitted guilt in the attacks, but his attorneys are trying to avoid the death penalty for the 21 year-old. [Associated Press]
6, 7, 8 or 9
College basketball players are not allowed to wear the numerals 6, 7, 8 or 9 on their jersey. That leaves a crunch for uniform numbers, since 40 percent of numbers less than 60 aren’t allowed, and every number 60 and above might as well not exist. [The New York Times]
20 percent down
Viewership of MSNBC was down 20 percent from the first quarter of last year. The 9 to 11 a.m. hours had the worst ratings since 1999. [AdWeek]
22 drug sentences
An artist stole the top 1-inch of England’s tallest mountain — Scafell Pike, previously 3,209 feet tall, presumably slightly less now — and people are really upset about it. The small rock fragment is on display in London. [The Telegraph via Boing Boing]
Domain-name sales site GoDaddy will have its initial public offering Tuesday and it’s looking to raise $418 million. “www.GoDaddyIPO.com” redirects to GoDaddy, so they’re at least well-prepared. [Bloomberg Business]
7.745 billion bushels
America has so much corn. We have 11 percent more corn stockpiled compared to this time last year, meaning the country has its most bushels — 7.745 billion — since 1987. Prices are down as a result. Now if you’ll excuse me, have to go eat some frosted corn flakes now. They just changed the frosting recipe. Two times the corn syrup, same great taste! [Bloomberg Business]
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