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Guys Play Complex Game of Tag— for 23 Years

Old school buddies stay in touch ... literally

(Newser) - Imagine hiding in the trunk of your friend's car as part of a game of tag—and doing it as an adult. That's exactly what Sean Raftis, a priest, did in the 1990s to tag his old school buddy Joe Tombari. When the trunk opened, Raftis jumped out... More »

Freeze Tag, Kickball Unsafe: New York State

Games added to 'significant risk' list for summer camps

(Newser) - It’s not just fun and games: Freeze tag, kickball, and Wiffleball all come with a “significant risk of injury,” say New York state authorities. Even Red Rover and Capture the Flag have been labeled dangerous on a new risky activities list, the New York Daily News reports.... More »

Facebook Rolling Out New Face Recognition Photo Tags

Also: Site poised for $2B in revenue this year

(Newser) - Get ready for another Facebook update: Next week, the site will start rolling out new face-recognition technology for photos, the Huffington Post reports. It’s “comforting” to know that the service won’t be automatic, writes Larry Magid. If the site thinks it recognizes someone, it will ask you... More »

LA Cops Bust Tagger— With Help From YouTube

Daredevil graffiti artist tagged with felony vandalism charges

(Newser) - LA cops have finally busted a tagger they say is one of California's most prolific graffiti artists—with the help of videos of him posted on YouTube, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 24-year-old art-degree grad who goes by the moniker "Buket" is accused of causing $150,000 in... More »

School Bans Tag on Playground

Colorado school bans game in effort decrease schoolyard disputes

(Newser) - When the new term starts next week at a Colorado elementary school, kids won't be chasing each other around the playground. Tag has been banned at Discovery Canyon Campus school, where it was deemed to generate too many injuries and complaints. “It causes a lot of conflict on the... More »

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