The Social Climber: Mega Millions Jackpot Swells; Victoria's Secret Angel Sports Blinged-Out Bra
Dec. 11, 2013
It's not always enough to know what's "trending." It kind of helps to know why. Welcome to the Social Climber, where we provide a quick primer on the people, places and things that are being feverishly searched and shared online -- and try to make sense of it all.
Sorry, You Did Not Win the Mega Millions Jackpot
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The good news is, no one else did either!
No one matched the numbers of 5, 12, 22, 41, 65 and the Mega Ball 13, meaning the jackpot will continue to roll.
The jackpot has swelled to an estimated $400 million for Friday's drawing, according to the folks at Mega Millions.
Victoria's Secret Angels Walk the Runway
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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the annual spectacle of leggy supermodels wearing angel wings and blinged out undergarments, aired last night on CBS.
People's reigning sexiest man alive, Adam Levine, was on hand to cheer on fiancee Behati Prinsloo as she walked the runaway.
The night featured performances from acts including Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy, but the big moment was when Candice Swanepoel strutted down the runway in the multi-million dollar Royal Fantasy Bra that she gave "Good Morning America" an exclusive first look at in November.
Sarah Palin's Old SUV Purchased on eBay
How much would you pay for the privilege of driving around Sarah Palin's old SUV?
A woman in Fairbanks shelled out $10,300, about four times more than the blue book value for the former Alaska governor's 1999 Ford Expedition, according to the Associated Press.
Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright told the AP the intent was to use the money earned from the sale of his predecessor's car to replenish the city's vehicle replacement fund.
Elian Gonzalez Leaves Cuba
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Elian Gonzalez has left Cuba, but only to join a youth group for a trip to Ecuador.
Cuban state-run media said Gonzalez is in Ecuador this week as part of a 200-person delegation attending the 23rd World Festival of Youth and Students, which runs through Friday.
Now 20, Gonzalez had some harsh words, telling CNN the United States' "unjust embargo provokes an internal and critical economic situation in Cuba."
It's Gonzalez's first trip since he was returned to the island nation from Florida in 2000 after an international custody battle.
Uruguay Moves to Legalize Marijuana
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Lawmakers in Uruguay have moved to legalize marijuana nationwide and the country's leftist president has indicated he intends to sign the legislation, according to the New York Times.
Earlier this year, the South American country legalized same-sex marriage, becoming only the third country in the Americas to do so (after Canada and Argentina).