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Best of the Web: Gorillas, Superheroes and the Oscars

This week, we have Gorilla’s who love iPhones, wealthy comic book geeks, a tribute to Marie Colvin and kids share thoughts on the Oscars.

February 23, 2012 3:23 by

Gorilla lured by iPhone- how-to demo

Youtube user onemeelioondollars (real name Mark Rober), doesn’t just have a sense of humour when it comes to naming accounts, he also has a flair for creative uses of everyday technology. After showing us how to have a gaping hole in your torso using two iPads, he now shares a novel way of catching the attention of primates in zoos, without having to annoy them by banging on the wall.

The usual story of bank regulators tackling yesterday’s problems

Usually a banker is defined as someone who tries to force an umbrella on you when it’s sunny, then wants it back when it starts to rain. And now, the banks are deciding to be more careful about giving out loans. So have they learned some lessons from previous crises? Read this article to find out if the banks are indeed wiser.

Marie Colvin’s final report: ‘We live in fear of a massacre’

The ripple effect of the deaths of journalist Marie Colvin’s death and photographer Remi Ochlick inside a besieged Syria has reached around the world. Instantly recognizable for her eye patch, Colvin has been attacked and injured several times throughout her war reporting career. This is her last article. (Please click the title above.)

NYPD creates list of Newark’s Muslim Restaurants

The mayor of New Jersey’s largest state has called for an investigation to a ‘spying’ operation among Newark’s predominantly Muslim neighbourhood. According to a report from Associated Press, the “police have built databases showing where Muslims live, where they buy groceries, what internet cafes they use and where they watch sports.”

Collection contains prized Batman and Superman debuts, early Captain America

The bulk of a man’s childhood comic book collection that included many of the most prized issues ever published sold at auction Wednesday for about $3.5 million.

Kids predict the 2012 Oscar winners

In the spirit of the Oscars madness,’s Ryan Jones takes an afternoon out in the playground talking to kids about what they think about the Oscar nominees.

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