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RECORD 106.5 MILLION AMERICANS WATCH SUPER BOWL
A record 106.5 million Americans watched the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's Super Bowl game, setting a new high for any U.S. television broadcast, early ratings showed on Monday.
The National Football League championship, broadcast on CBS, beat the record held by the 1983 finale of the "M*A*S*H" comedy series, which had 106 million viewers, CBS and Nielsen Media said. (Reuters)
MORE SNOW HEADED OUR WAY
If this weekend's record-breaking blizzard hasn't left you wishing for summer, you probably will be by the end of the week.
Another storm is on the way.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service says accumulations of 10 to 20 inches of snow are possible. (WTOP)
'GREEN POLICE' AD STIRS CONTROVERSY
Is it offensive or humorous? Does it support or mock environmentalists? Audi's "green police" Super Bowl ad, ranked sixth best in USA TODAY's ad meter, is stirring controversy for its portrayal of the eco-movement.
In the one-minute ad, which you can watch above or by clicking here, ordinary citizens are arrested for using plastic instead of paper, throwing away batteries, not composting orange rinds, using incandescent light bulbs and setting their hot tub thermostats too high. All this happens while Robin Zander sings redone lyrics to Cheap Trick's '70s classic The Dream Police. (USA Today)
SWORD ARTIST'S RECORD IS HARD TO SWALLOW
An Australian performance artist set a new Guinness World Record Monday by simultaneously swallowing 18 swords, each nearly as long as two and a half rulers.
Chayne Hultgren, also known by his stage name The Space Cowboy, beat the record he had set in 2008 by swallowing the swords, each 72 cm (28.35 inches) long, at an outdoor event in central Sydney. (MSNBC)