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The Internet celebrates LeBron, Europe, your mom

It's Europe Day! (Yeah, we didn't know that either.) Welcome to your trends report for Friday, May 10.

You're not alone if you were in the dark about the EU's annual holiday: Apparently, very few Europeans know that it exists. Nonetheless, between that, soccer championships and some market-related news articles, Europe managed to get some major attention on Twitter this morning.

Also getting heavy traffic -- mostly on Google search -- was the NBA. This weekend's matchups include Heat-Bulls and Warriors-Spurs.

Finally, Hooters, famous for celebrating females' stereotypical assets, has found a perfect promotion in a holiday that celebrates their stereotypical roles: A free dose of third-tier wings for your mom on her special day. Touching, yes?


Miami Heat
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau wants his players to have the same reaction to questionable foul calls and a middle finger from a crazed-looking Heat fan clutching a purse. And that's to have no reaction at all.
[The Baltimore Sun]

In theory, Europe Day should be comparable to Bastille Day in France or the Fourth of July in the US. Instead, it’s hard to find people who actually know what it is.
[Yahoo News]

Klay Thompson
Naturally, the Warriors’ second-year guard couldn’t wait to call his dad after a 34-point, 14-rebound night Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals. The Warriors won 100-91 to tie the series at one game apiece. Game 3 is tonight.
[The Tacoma News Tribune]

The Great Gatsby, Fitz
(Google, Twitter)
If nothing else, Gatsby allowed the director to finally reunite with title-role-playing Leonardo DiCaprio, 38, whose youthful Romeo in 1996 seemed plucked from an Elizabethan-themed boy band. That is despite the fact that the adult Leo has developed an aversion to such glamour-required parts.
[USA Today]

College costs
U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to take on heavy debt, a report found.

Mother's Day
The chain famous for its waitresses in sexy uniforms has long struggled to attract female customers — particularly mothers. But this Mother's Day, it hopes to lure others nationwide by offering free entrees — worth up to $10 — for mothers who bring a kid along and buy any drink.
[USA Today]

Heart age
Doctors Rich Lee and Amy Wagers may have discovered a new way of treating old, sick hearts make them young again. "The heart experiences a decline in function as people age. And we wanted to understand how that decline in function arose and whether we might be able to intervene to stop it or reverse it," Wagers said.
[CBS News]

A woman was rescued on Friday after spending 17 days trapped under the rubble of a Bangladesh factory building that collapsed on April 24, killing more than 1,000 people, police and military officials said.
[The Baltimore Sun]


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