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Triathlete Was Rocking a Virtual Race. In Came Her 'Idiot' Husband

Tim O'Donnell trips over power cord, unplugs Mirinda Carfrae's bike during Ironman competition

(Newser) - The very first Ironman VR Pro Challenge took place over the weekend—a weekly competition being held during the coronavirus pandemic, per the South China Morning Post —and former Ironman champ Mirinda Carfrae of Australia was kicking butt from her living room in Boulder, Colo. The Washington Post notes... More »

Want to Be Happy? Get Thee to These US Cities

Boulder ranks No. 1 on this happiness index

(Newser) - Smiling, relaxed Californians aren't just hype. Three cities in the Golden State are at the top of the list in a new happiness survey, though Boulder, Colo., is the city that experiences the most existential ecstasy. The National Geographic Gallup Special/Blue Zones Index, compiled by National Geographic author Dan... More »

Bear Goes to College

Doesn't make grade, taken back to the wild

(Newser) - A rambling bear apparently looking for new wild life on a University of Colorado campus yesterday ended up cooling his heels in a tree. The young male was "pretty mellow, resting on a branch for close to two hours" near student apartments at the Boulder school, said a campus... More »

Crowd Gathers as Giant Rock Departs

It takes an hour to make a single turn

(Newser) - It's not every day you get to see someone move a 340-ton rock , so a crowd of more than 150 people showed up last night to see the "Big Rock" begin its 105-mile journey from a quarry to the Los Angeles County Museum, the LA Times reports. The... More »

Colo. Nudists Fight to Garden in the Buff

Housing group to change rules, require clothes

(Newser) - In response to a couple who gardens wearing only thongs and gloves, a Colorado housing authority says it will draft new rules requiring that residents stay dressed when outside their homes. Robert and Catharine Pierce, who have a sign on their front door reading " This is a naturalist household,... More »

Crocs Scramble to Stay Afloat

Company may go belly up as debt deadline looms

(Newser) - The company that makes the once-ubiquitous, quirky Croc shoes is about to go belly up, experts fear. The Colorado firm lost $18.5 million last year, has a warehouse full of unwanted shoes and just weeks to pay off its debt. Blame it on the economy and fickle consumers. "... More »

Boulder Cops Take Over JonBenet Case

(Newser) - Police in Boulder, Colo. are taking control of the investigation into JonBenet Ramsey's 1996 murder, the Colorado Daily reports. Reclaiming the probe from the Boulder County DA, police plan to include state and federal investigators and apply new technology to the cold case. “Some cases never get solved, but... More »

'Pumpkin Streaker' Cops a Plea in Colo.

Student, one of 12, will do community service, avoid sex-offender status

(Newser) - A University of Colorado student who ran through a pedestrian mall naked except for a pumpkin on her head on Halloween agreed yesterday to a plea deal, the Boulder Daily Camera reports. The 20-year-old will do 6 months of probation and 8 hours of community service, and will not have... More »

DNA Clears JonBenet's Family

Colo. DA apologizes to family; no new leads in search for killer

(Newser) - New DNA evidence in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case has exonerated the entire Ramsey family, the Boulder Daily Camera reports. Scientists analyzed a sample from JonBenet's clothes, using new technology called "touch DNA," and found no match to JonBenet's parents, brother, or anyone in law enforcement databases. The... More »

Silicon Valley, Big Apple, DC Remain Top US 'Cybercities'

51 of 60 major metro areas found by industry survey to have added tech jobs

(Newser) - Silicon Valley, New York, and Washington, DC, still have the most tech workers among US metro areas, a new report shows. New York has the most techies, but when San Francisco and the greater Bay Area are combined with Silicon Valley, it tops the list, MarketWatch notes. The Valley is... More »

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