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YOU CHOOSE THE NEWS 5-7-13
Posted May 7th, 2013 @ 6:52am

JASON’S PICK - WINNER

Gardeners celebrate naked planting day

Gardeners from around the country took off their clothes and planted flowers to celebrate the 10th annual World Naked Gardening Day, organizers said.

Mark Storey, 54, started the event with his friends after asking respondents in a poll what they enjoy doing naked, the New York Daily News reported.

Swimming was the No. 1 response, but gardening came in at No. 2.

So Storey, of Seattle, decided to set aside May 4 to encourage people to exercise and connect with nature while naked, he said.

"The gardening-naked connection is pretty natural," he said. "There's not much body acceptance around, so the idea is to get people to try it. Maybe they will realize that the human body is OK, and also beautify the Earth a little bit."

There wasn't a large gathering for the event, which was held Saturday. Instead, gardeners celebrate it all over the country in their own way, the Daily News said.

"It could be a little old lady in downtown Chicago with a potted plant, or a group raking leaves at a nudist club," he said.

KRISTEN’S PICK

SURVEY: Parents Are Very Distracted Drivers

According to a new survey from the University of Michigan, parents are very distracted drivers.

Researchers surveyed more than 600 parents about different driving distractions and asked them if they had done any of these things in the past month.

Here's a breakdown of how many said yes to each: 

  • Phone Calls – 75 percent (20 percent every trip)
     
  • Child Care – 70 percent (25 percent every trip)
     
  • Getting Directions – 50 percent (10 percent every trip)
     
  • Messing with the Entertainment Center – 50 percent (5 percent every trip)
     
  • Texting – 15 percent (1 percent every trip) (Boston.com)


FRECKLES' PICK

Capri Sun: Scientists Find 5 Types of Fungus in Popular Kids Drink

A study found five types of fungus in the popular kids drink Capri Sun.

According to scientists, the fungi probably aren't harmful to most people.

However, for people with compromised immune systems, such as those with AIDS, leukemia or cystic fibrosis, the fungus may be a health concern.

Kraft, which has distributed Capri Sun since 1981, acknowledges that mold can grow in the drink, but says such reports are uncommon.

 

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