Some incredible stories are circulating around the internet today:
In a bid to bring more publicity to the US Championship this year, the organizers have chosen chess fan Howard Stern as the first Wild Card. Listeners to his show report that Howard is always talking about how much he loves to play online. And he recently played in the NY March Open. I suggest Jessica Simpson for the US Women's.
With Europe's super-collider going online, a number of chess playing physicists tried to calm GMs worried about a potential black hole being created, including the World Champion Vishy Anand who seemed to fear that it might destroy the earth before he has a chance to defend his title.