Thursday: Mr. Big decision, broody octopus obit, homophone blogger, and more...


The Supreme Court of Canada rules that police can still conduct so-called "Mr. Big" sting operations -- but they're going to have to change the way they get confessions...An octopus spends four-and-a-half years with her many arms wrapped around her eggs -- a record, as far as we know -- and then she dies...and after a blogger wrote an entry on homophones, his surprisingly coarse boss took a surprising course of action -- and fired him.

Part One

Iranian artist follow-up/lawyer:
Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, has issued a permit to have Iranian artist Sadaf Foroughi's peep box released. Customs were holding her peep box because they said it contravened sanctions with Iran.

Homophone blogger
An American blogger was recently fired from his job for posting an article describing the problems non-native English speakers have understanding homophones.

Broody octopus obit
No matter how tight you're clinging to your kids, you've got nothing on an octopus that spent 53 months with her arms around her eggs -- without leaving, shifting, or, apparently, eating.

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Part Two

Supreme Court of Canada: "Mr. Big" ruling
A lawyer for Nelson Hart -- who in 2007 confessed to undercover officers that he had murdered his daughters -- provides an explanation about what exactly the Supreme Court's ruling on "Mr. Big" operations means.

Hamilton time capsule
Recently, something that looks like a time capsule was dug up in Hamilton, Ontario. Whether it is a time capsule depends, of course, on what's inside. But it's a delicate business -- and so far, researchers haven't quite decided on the best way to get it open.

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