Happy Chinese New Year! Your Thursday lunch links include a Super Bowl (commercial!) preview and dogs playing tetherball. You’ll also see a three-foot tall Darth Vader. What more could you ask for?
Alone, Defiant and Inspiring in Cairo: NBC News shared the dramatic story of an elderly American woman defending herself from protesters — using only a knife, rolling pin and walking cane — in her home overlooking Cairo’s Tahrir Square. See how she used a rolling pin and a walking cane to protect herself.
Move Over Segways: Honda is releasing a unicycle-like mobility device. For lazy city riders, Honda’s device, on which one sits, beats a Segway, whose riders must still exert the energy to stand. (Discovery News)
Polly is a Lefty: An Australian study finds that parrots are left-handed. We’d still like to know which study found that parrots have hands. (Yahoo News)
The Super Bowl Ads Are Here: That would be commercials, of course. Here are the best ads that have gone live so far.
The Day the Music Died: On this day, 52 years ago, 22-year-old rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly was killed when his plane crashed over Iowa. (The Baltimore Sun)
Oscar Bound: Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum, has been asked to co-host the Oscars. To avoid stressful travel from Germany, the marsupial will probably make a video cameo. (The Telegraph)
Must See: These Corgis are so bad at tetherball it’s…endearing? (The Daily What)