A meteor slams into Russia, the cruise from hell finally ends and Pistorius gets emotional in court
A meteor sends shockwaves through Russia, the cruise ship from hell, the Carnival Triumph, makes a less-than-triumphant return to port and "Blade Runner" Olympian Oscar Pistorius -- accused of murder -- breaks down in court. Welcome to your online trends report for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
The Internet is lit up with news that a massive meteor plunged into the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. More than 500 people were hurt and several buildings were ripped apart in the explosions. This being the information age, there is plenty of video and it's epic.
After a major setback yesterday, the passengers of the disabled cruise ship the Carnival Triumph hit land in Alabama, late last night. Carnival in its infinite wisdom then planned to put them on buses bound for New Orleans. Yes, after I was trapped on a pooh-filled cruise ship for five days the next thing I want to do is get on a bus. Smooth move, Carnival. Expect plenty of gross tales of endurance to dominate the web today.
Finally, Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius remains in police custody in South Africa after appearing in court yesterday. The judge had to tell the visibly shaken and sobbing Pistorius to take a seat during a preliminary hearing yesterday. The news that Pistorius was charged in the death of his girlfriend -- 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp -- shocked his home country of South Africa and has dominated the news coverage there.
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