Cupcakes and bake sales are usually synonymous with joy and happiness, but on one California campus a cupcake sale has sparked outrage. The Berkeley College Republicans at UC Berkeley are hosting an "Increase Diversity Bake Sale," where pricing is based on race. White men will pay $2 per cupcake, Asians $1.50, Latinos $1, African Americans 75 cents, and Native Americans 25 cents. Women will get a 25 cent discount off the overall price of the cupcakes. So what's the reason behind the unique pricing? Well, the Berkeley College Republicans are protesting the California bill SB185, which considers race and gender as factors in the admissions process for higher education. The event's Facebook page is getting flooded with comments, with some saying it's "not even thinly disguised racism," but others commend the group, saying, "good on the organizers for finding a way to get a debate going."
Things didn't go swimmingly for 62-year-old Diana Nyad, who had to quit her 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida yesterday after 40 hours and 77 miles. A posting on Nyad's Twitter feed said, "After more than 40 hours of swimming and two Portuguese man-of-war stings, Diana Nyad decided to end her swim today." Yikes! Searches are spiking for "man-of-war" on Yahoo!, with many people wanting to learn more about the jellyfish. Something you might find out after your search is it's not even a jellyfish! It's a siphonophore, a colonial organism made up of a number of individuals called zooid. Nyad was smart to quit. The man-of-war has venom-like stings and could have been life-threatening. For more on Diana Nyad, be sure to check out Yahoo Studios Second Act piece on the determined swimmer.