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Smartphone needed for this Easter egg hunt

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Smartphone needed for this Easter egg hunt

New York City is getting ready for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with a 21st century twist: The public will hunt for the eggs as part of an interactive contest using a smartphone app. Nearly 275 egg sculptures will be hidden around the city April 1-17 as part of the Faberge Big Egg Hunt. The eggs are about 2½ feet tall and were created by famous artists and designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Jeff Koons. A free smartphone app will allow the public to check in each time an egg is found. The eggs' locations will remain secret until 10 people use the app to check in at an egg. Then its location will appear on an interactive map, becoming public. There are prizes for participants, who don't get to keep the eggs. They'll be auctioned later for charity.

Bank bandits

Chihuahua learns some bad habits

A man with a chihuahua walked into a bank in Tucson, Ariz., and later walked out with a handful of cash. Not that the bank approved a loan for the two. According to the Arizona Daily Star, the man walked into Chase Bank carrying a shopping basket with the chihuahua inside. Then he walked up to the teller, demanded money and took off on foot with an undisclosed number of bills. No weapon was used. By the time police arrived, the man and the dog had vanished.

Compiled from wire services and other sources

Smartphone needed for this Easter egg hunt 03/17/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:29am]
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