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Celebrations by Seattle football fans during a game against the New Orleans Saints were so thunderous that they registered as minor earthquakes.The most intense rumble came after Seahawkss defensive end Michael Bennett recovered a fumble by New Orleanss quarterback Drew Brees in the first quarter and ran it back for a touchdown. The cheering and foot-stamping at CenturyLink Field was picked up by a seismometer used and measured between magnitude 1 and 2. Bennetts touchdown was the first of four by Seattle in their 34-7 win.
Legal personhood for chimps
An animal rights group has asserted in a suit that scientific evidence supports legal personhood for chimpanzee Tommy. The suit filed by the Nonhuman Rights Project argues that chimps have complex cognitive abilities. It seeks a declaration that Tommys detention in a small,dank,cement cage in central New York is unlawful and demands his immediate release to a sanctuary. The group plans to file two more suits on behalf of the three other chimps in New York. Medical authorities have also been re-examining the use of chimpanzees in research.
The return of Anchorman
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens in theatres this December. With the 70s behind him,San Diegos top rated newsman,Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell),returns to the news desk with his indomitably moronic news team (played by Paul Rudd,David Koechner and Steve Carell). The film will follow them to early 1980s New York,at the dawn of the 24-hour news revolution. Paramount studios upped the ante on the movies promotions and marketing tie-ins and in a series of ads,Burgundy cluelessly shills for the Dodge Durango from Chrysler.