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Published: Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Bound-up Bertha

Let the spinning wheel turn: It could now take two weeks or more for engineers to determine what has blocked the progress of Bertha, the huge rotating drill head that is boring under Seattle to create a tunnel for Highway 99. Bertha was stopped in its tracks a week ago, further delaying the $3.1 billion project.

If engineers determine Bertha can't drill through whatever is blocking its path, the state plans to leave the nearly 60-foot diameter drill where it sits and turn it into the world's only underground Ferris wheel.

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The envelope, please: Netflix earned six Golden Globe nominations for its productions, including "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black."

Netflix also earned a Golden Globe nomination for best DVD still sitting in its envelope unwatched next to your TV for "That Documentary Your Father-in-Law Recommended But You Haven't Found Time to Watch."

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Start melting butter: A man swimming off a Southern California pier found and wrestled an 18-pound lobster to shore.

A crusty old fisherman hushed the crowd that gathered and said, "You're going to need a bigger bib."

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