Not everyone loves Valentine's Day, Canada preps for zombies and Heinz has a new owner
The world is celebrating Valentine's Day (or being super bitter about it), "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder, and Canada is preparing for a zombie outbreak. Welcome to your online trends report for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
Valentine's Day is by far the top trend of the morning with uplifting hashtags like #ForeverAlone trending on Twitter. Much like singles everywhere, Pakistan apparently has a love-hate relationship with the Hallmark holiday with Muslim activists denouncing Western-inspired celebration.
Meanwhile, double amputee track star Oscar Pistorius is not having the best Valentine's Day. The Olympian "Blade Runner" shot and killed his girlfriend early this morning at his home in Pretoria. He says he mistook her for an intruder, but South African authorities aren't convinced and have charged him with murder.
While the U.S. Congress is embroiled in partisan gridlock, Canadian lawmakers are tackling the real issues head on like the impending zombie apocalypse. With a speech on the floor of the Canadian Parliament yesterday, the foreign minister was having a bit of fun with the fact that United States Center for Disease Control uses a zombie apocalypse as way to teach people about disaster preparedness.
In other online trends, Warren Buffett has bought the company that makes Heinz ketchup, demand is soaring for Affenpinschers (the Ewok-ish dog breed that won this year's Westminster Dog Show), and Kate Middleton does not want you to see her baby bump.
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