2. Watch these cute manatees greet boaters in Florida

    We dare you not to say, “Awww.” 


  3. Rare, ugly goblin shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico

    If you don’t already have a fear of the ocean, you’re about to



  5. (BILL DAY | Copyright 2014 Cagle Cartoons)

    The week’s best editorial cartoons



  7. The hilarious revival of the failed ’80s fitness regimen Prancercise

    One critic calls it “the best and least effective exercise video of all time.” You are not ready.


  8. Some giant sea creature seems to have lost something very important, and it washed up on a Florida beach this week.

    "This is the weirdest thing you’d ever expect to find washed up on the beach. Unless the answer to the question of this eyeball’s origin is weird enough to inspire an HBO series or a movie that relies heavily on special effects, I don’t want to know."



  9. Cartoon of the day — Threatening the GOP 
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  10. An unidentified Florida businessman is selling gun range targets designed to make people feel like they’re shooting Trayvon Martin. The target shows a silhouette in a black hoodie, holding Skittles and a can of iced tea, with a huge bullseye on it. The businessman admits he’s only in it for the money, adding that he sold out of the targets in two days.

    The reaction


  11. Is George Zimmerman’s story falling apart?

    Forensic voice identification experts tell the Orlando Sentinel that the final screams before the fatal gunshot — captured in a neighbor’s 911 call — aren’t from Zimmerman. Following last week’s release of police video showing an apparently unharmed Zimmerman soon after Martin allegedly beat his head on the ground, “the pile of evidence bringing Zimmerman’s claims into question grows deeper every day,” says Timothy Lange at Daily Kos

    How do the experts know, and how damning is this clue? 


  12. Why isn’t Trayvon Martin’s killer under arrest? On Feb. 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Fla., by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, 28. But so far, Zimmerman, who is half Latino, has not been arrested or charged for killing an unarmed youth. Why? Here, three theories

    1. Florida’s “Shoot First” gun law makes prosecution futile
    The 2005  ”Stand Your Ground” law allows permitted gun owners like Zimmerman to use lethal force on anybody, in any public space, if they reasonably believe it will “prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.” Courts say the burden is on prosecutors to prove that the shooter was not acting in self-defense. According to Henry Pierson Curtis of the Orlando Centennial  ”In case after case during the past six years, Floridians who shot and killed unarmed opponents have not been prosecuted.” 

    2. The local cops were negligent and sloppy
    The police either lied or didn’t know about Zimmerman’s past run-in with the law, evident vigilanteism, and 46 calls to 911 since Jan. 1, says Adam Weinstein at Mother Jones. Then there’s a witness’ allegation that a Stanford cop told her to change her story to hearing Zimmerman — not Martin — call for help, Martin’s mysteriously vanished cellphone, the police’s inexplicable failure to test Zimmerman for drugs or alcohol, and the police department’s troubling history of not prosecuting attacks on black people.

    3. Martin was black and Zimmerman isn’t
    "Activists have gravitated towards racism as the prime motive for the shooting," and it’s hard to disagree, says Chauncey DeVega at Salon. And “common sense renders a clear judgement here: If a black man shot and killed a white kid for holding a bag of Skittles he would already be [in] jail.”


  13. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel polled 105 OB/GYN practices, and found that 15 of them either set weight limits — starting at 200 pounds — or use other obesity tests to filter out would-be patients. Their reasons? They say exam tables can’t handle heavy women and point out that obese patients run a higher risk of complications — raising the threat of malpractice lawsuits.

    "Everything is more complicated with an obese patient."