Daily digest: Potato salad, a mini-gator and Joan Rivers

Lee Parker, from Reptilia, stalked and grabbed a caiman in a High Park pond in Toronto. (MICHAEL...

Lee Parker, from Reptilia, stalked and grabbed a caiman in a High Park pond in Toronto. (MICHAEL PEAKE/ QMI Agency)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. That's a lot of potato salad

Zack Brown of Ohio thought he'd try to raise $10 on Kickstarter to make a potato salad - but the campaign got much more attention than expected.

He ended up with more than $38,000, and plans to throw a potato salad party livestreamed to his funders.

With that in mind, we take a look back at some weird, yet successful crowdfunding campaigns.



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2. Today at the World Cup

Today at the World Cup, two of our semifinalists face off.

At 4 p.m. (ET), Brazil is looking to defeat Germany despite the loss of their sidelined hero, Neymar.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands has history on their side for the match against Argentina, which is tomorrow.

As our Morris Dalla Costa points out, the country has one win and three draws in eight matches against the Dutch.


3. Joan Rivers storms off CNN

She can certainly dish it, but can she take it?

Joan Rivers walked off on an interview with CNN Saturday after getting fed up with the reporter’s negative line of questioning.

The comedian is promoting a new book.


4. Search for boy, grandparents continues

The agony of two Calgary parents continues today, as their five-year-old and his grandparents remain missing.

Douglas Garland, a former meth cook known to the family, is in custody but he hasn’t been charged.

Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their grandson Nathan have been missing for more than a week.


5. A mini-gator in Toronto?

A caiman was recovered from a Toronto pond on Monday night.

Animal Services spokesman Tammy Robbinson said the small alligator is not native to Canada and it’s likely an abandoned pet.

The search for the animal was prompted by this video shot by a neighbourhood resident.

- With Files from Reuters, QMI Agency, and WENN.com


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