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Here are a few things in news, entertainment and popular culture that we’ve been talking about lately.

* In the past two years alone, cave explorers at Nevada’s Great Basin National Park have discovered at least seven new species of cave critter. If you want to crawl around dark, confined spaces to search for strange forms of life, why not just spend Saturday night at a Las Vegas nightclub?

* A British study says kids who eat too many sugary treats risk becoming violent in adulthood. Well, sure, once that 18-year-long sugar high wears off.

* Hollywood is aghast over director Roman Polanski’s arrest on charges that he had sex with a 13-year-old in 1977. Hollywood: Sharing America’s values since never.

* A fossilized T. Rex fails to attract a minimum price at a Las Vegas auction. Not even the “My paleontologist went to Las Vegas and all I got was this crummy dinosaur” inscription could make it move.

* A terrorist commits a suicide bombing with an explosive inserted, at least one report says, into his rectum. Can’t wait to see what new screening measure the TSA’s going to come up with now, and just in time for the holiday travel season!

JOHN PRZYBYS (jprzybys@reviewjournal.com)

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Kids become firefighters at Fire Station 98 open house
Henderson residents wore fire hats, learned about CPR and met firefighters at the Fire Station 98 open house Saturday, August 11, 2018. (Marcus Villagran Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
People from all over the world attend RollerCon 2018
RollerCon 2018 is a five-day convention focused on the roller derby community and culture at Westgate in Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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