These stories are worth a click

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June 02, 2011 02:30 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Knut, the world’s most famous (and now departed) polar bear, generated an estimated $140 million globally thanks to all of the merchandise created around his name and likeness – and there could be more profit to be made. “A dead Knut brand could still make millions.” –BusinessWeek

A 12-year-old boy has been charged with animal cruelty for throwing a 7-week-old kitten against a wall, hitting it, and cutting it with a knife. Another child hit the knife out of the boy’s hand. The kitten is being treated for its injuries. –CBSNews.com

Emperor penguins huddle to stay warm through Antarctic winters, and even though the birds seem to be standing still, they’re not. They move in waves so that everyone in the group has a chance to get inside the huddle and get warm. –BBC News

Scientists have discovered tiny worms living two miles below earth’s surface, lacking oxygen, warmth and food. The discovery suggests that similar life forms could possibly survive on Mars. –New Scientist

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent was arrested last month and police reports seemed to suggest he had killed four dogs and left them on his property. The rocker states that the animals were killed by another one of his dogs. –Toronto Sun

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