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Feb 4, 201312:41 PM

Cheat Sheet: February 2-3: Weekend Roundup

Ravens defeat 49ers in eventful Super Bowl

After a 35-minute power outage, dozens of long-awaited $4 million commercials and a wild halftime show, the Baltimore Ravens emerged from Super Bowl XLVII victoriously. The game seemed to be going in the Ravens’ favor before halftime, but in the third quarter the San Francisco 49ers managed to turn a 22-point deficit into a mere two points. Their comeback came too late, however, and the game ended with a Ravens win of 34-31 over San Francisco. This game marks the Ravens’ second ever Super Bowl victory and a happy ending to 37-year-old linebacker Ray Lewis’ football career. (Source)

Icy fundraiser yields record donations

The Virginia Beach Polar Plunge Winter Festival was held this Saturday, February 2, at the VB Oceanfront. About 3,310 fundraisers braved the frigid Atlantic waters at the 21st annual Plunge, raising $1.25 million for Special Olympics Virginia and setting an all-time record for money raised at this event. The fourth annual Polar Plunge 5K also took place Saturday, yielding $47,000 in donations, along with $4,000 raised by the 10 and younger “Pee-Wees” in their kiddie pool plunge. (Source)

15th century royalty discovered under parking lot

Archaeologists have confirmed that the remains found beneath a parking lot in London are those of King Richard III. DNA samples from Michael Ibsen, a descendent of Anne of York (King Richard III’s sister) prove the DNA indeed belongs to the long-lost tyrant. Richard was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 defending his crown against Henry VII. The remains were discovered five months ago but were only officially verified recently as belonging to Richard III. (Source)

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