Meanwhile in Norway of the Day: Gender-Specific Eggs for Boys and Girls

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Meanwhile in Norway of the Day: Gender-Specific Eggs for Boys and Girls
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Like the rest of Scandinavian countries, Norway is usually known for its progressive-mindedness when it comes to gender equality, yet the country's leading brand of dairy products Prior has created a minor controversy after unveiling their latest line of gender-branded eggs, dubbed "Princess Eggs" and "Pirate Eggs" for boys and girls respectively and complete with bright pink and dark blue packagings. Despite the ridicule that the products have drawn, Prior's parent company Nortura defended the decision by saying that they didn't want to over-think it and simply wanted to get children to eat more eggs.

Resentment of the Day

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Resentment of the Day
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The Korean singer PSY issued an apology today following the revelation of his 2004 live performance of an anti-American song titled "Dear American." in which the singer takes some harsh shots at the U.S. military:

Kill those f---ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f---ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully.

The song was actually written by a South Korean metal band called N.E.X.T. and performed by PSY and number of other Korean pop stars alongside the band during an anti-Iraq war protest concert in 2004, which was largely held in response to the beheading of a South Korean missionary in Iraq earlier that year. The song itself was written two years prior in 2002, shortly after an American military vehicle fatally ran over two high school girls and sparked a wave of anti-American sentiments across the country.

Resentment of the Day

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Resentment of the Day
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A Florida resident has caused a stir in his neighborhood for putting a strange sign in the front yard proclaiming himself as a sex offender. According to the local news report, Jeffrey Mitchell was given the status for pleading no contest to one count involving child pornography allegedly found on his computer (after two years of costly but unsuccessful legal dispute) and decided to put the sign up as a way to start a conversation with his neighbors and share his side of the story with the community.

Resentment of the Day: On Fake Geek Girls

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YouTuber ALB speaks out against the Idiot Nerd Girl meme in response to the recent buzz surrounding the "fake geek girls" phenomenon.

Casey Anthony's Google Search History Went Overlooked During Trial

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Casey Anthony's Google Search History Went Overlooked During Trial
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Casey Anthony's murder trial is back in the news circuit again after an Orlando-based news station reported that detectives had overlooked a Google search for "foolproof suffocation" that was likely made by the now acquitted suspect and the mother of the victim. According to WKMG, the search query took place on the day of Caylee's disappearance, specifically an hour after her grandfather George had left the house for work, leaving the 26-year-old mother as the likely suspect behind the Google search. Even during the trial in 2011, the prosecutors' put forth several suspicious Google search terms that may have been input by Casey Anthony, including "how to make chloroform," "chest trauma," and "neck breaking."

Meanwhile in China of the Day

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Meanwhile in China of the Day
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An online classified ad offering Shanghai women as much as 3,000 yuan ($588) per day to "test condoms" while having sexual activity with men was removed from Baixing.com, the Chinese equivalent of Craigslist, after netizens on Weibo began speculating that it could be a recruiting advertisement for prostitution. According to the Youth Daily's interview with an employee of the condom manufacturing company, normally machines are used to test condoms but the firm can't afford to buy as many as they would need. On a side note, human condom testing has been offered as a job in other parts of the world.



Meanwhile in (X) of the Day is a feature series bringing you the latest buzz from all over the continents with a special focus on non-English speaking parts of the world.

Hashtag of the Day: #SoftwarePirateConfession

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Hashtag of the Day: #SoftwarePirateConfession
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If you search Twitter for the hashtag #SoftwarePirateConfession, you'll find pages after pages of tweets calling on people to stop using pirated iOS apps. The automated spam campaign was launched by Enfour, a mobile app developer offering a variety of dictionary apps, to shame those who illegally downloaded its apps without paying, but the plan backfired when the feature kicked in for legitimate users earlier this month. According to Enfour's VP of Communications, the app has been since updated to fix the auto-tweet problem, but the debate continues on Twitter with Pocketables editor Andreas Ødegård's recent blog post on the issue.