Quirky News of the Web — July 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

Catch Me If You Can – The Juvenile Edition

Rebel Without a Cause

Colton Harris-Moore, or better known as “the bare foot bandit“, was finally nabbed in the Bahamas and apprehended for all the acts and crimes that he had committed. The 19 year old became a folk hero and managed to attract tens of thousands of fans on Facebook who created groups to keep up with his news and support him. He certainly stuck it up to the man, and made people nostalgic for the wild west days of Billy the Kid and Jesse James but at least he didn’t suffer the same end as they did.

Trigger-Happy Dance Queens

When you talk about “Israeli soldiers”, the last thing that crosses your mind about what they might be up to is “dancing”.

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