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Extra, Extra: Gay Penguins, BlackBerry 10, and Dangerous Acorns

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

An African penguin chick born earlier this year. Photos courtesy of the Toronto Zoo.

  • Buddy and Pedro, the same-sex penguin pair that Toronto Zoo workers split up last year for breeding purposes, have produced eggs with their new female mates. Hatching is expected as soon as mid-December.
  • Annoying GO Transit delays are about to be, at least, somewhat profitable. Starting tomorrow, if your GO train is more than 15 minutes late, there’s a very good chance you’ll be eligible for a fare credit—which means, essentially, a full refund.
  • BlackBerry 10 is coming, and here, right on time, is the latest salvo of articles about whether or not the new-and-supposedly-improved mobile operating system can possibly revive Waterloo-based Research in Motion‘s fortunes. Some of the software’s features actually seem kind of neat.
  • And here, quite possibly, is the quote of the day, in reference to a pretty absurd school controversy unfolding in Vaughan: “If it is dangerous for some kids to encounter an acorn, those kids have to be taught not to touch them, because there are trees all over, not just near the school. The best way to keep them safe is to train them to take care of themselves, not to cut down all the trees they may ever walk under anywhere.”

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