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3 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 12, 2014

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Really weird news for a Wednesday, but what else can we expect from Hump Day? Read up—some really interesting bits. If any of these topics come up in conversation today, you’ll be an expert.


Shia LaBeouf May Be A Plagiarist, But is He Crazy?
You’ve probably heard of Shia LaBeouf. You may have even seen one of his movies… Transformers? Well, to get you up to date, over the last several months, LaBeouf has been caught plagiarizing quite a bit, including almost his entire debut script for HowardCantour.com. Now, in what I can only assume is an attempt to take ownership of his follies, he’s apologizing to anyone that’s interested by renting out a Los Angeles storefront, inviting you and I into the space, and sitting one-on-one with any one of us. Andrew Romano of The Daily Beast took a turn and sat in on the art project LaBeouf is calling #IAMSORRY. It’s a creepy recounting.


Michael Jackson Fans Win $1.36 in Court Case For Liking Michael Jackson
Five Michael Jackson enthusiasts sued Dr. Conrad Murray and were awarded one euro each (the equivalent of $1.36) for being ridiculed for… being Michael Jackson fans. They claimed and proved they were “emotionally damaged.” You’ll remember Murray as the man convicted of killing Jackson. So the question is: What kind of precedent this will set for future rulings of this sort of claim?


16 Sweet Figure Skating Pair Gifs From the Sochi Games
Mashable has found a pretty sweet collection of figure skating team .gifs in action and in perfect sync. Truly mesmerizing. And for the record, you can pronounce gif with a hard or soft G—don’t let anyone tell you different.

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