October 8th, 2013
10:36 AM ET

Magician Turns $5 Tips Into $100 Windfalls

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," Magician Stuart Edge turns small bills into small miracles for pizza delivery men. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Edge says when he learned just how little pizza delivery drivers make he wanted to help.

Stuart came up with a new trick of turning a tip of five singles into five twenties.

One driver who gets $100 responds, "That's awesome, I like teared up."

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October 8th, 2013
10:02 AM ET

Despite Criticisms, One Astronaut Says He Loves 'Gravity'

As far as fans are concerned, "Gravity" is out of this world.

The Sandra Bullock/George Clooney space thriller set an October opening weekend record, surpassing "Paranormal Activity 3's" $52.6 million debut in 2011, according to EW.

Many critics also hailed the film, which centers around characters being set adrift in space. But some in the science community have taken exception to some of the facts presented.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter over the weekend to offer several "Mysteries of #Gravity," including "The film #Gravity should be renamed 'Angular Momentum.' " He points what the film got wrong, from the fact that Bullock's hair didn't free float to why she, as a medical doctor, was on the mission to start with.

Though "New Day" spoke with NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino who says he loves the movie.

Massimino is a veteran of two space shuttle missions, both of which serviced the Hubble space telescope, including the historic final repair mission. He says:

“If you really want to learn science you might need to go to school, because it’s a movie. But the movie can inspire you. I don’t think they’re handing out college credit as you leave the theater but he’s got an interesting point… but if you were to show what we actually do, I don’t think many people would watch. If you show just exactly what we do, I don’t think you get many people coming to the movies.”


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October 8th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Elizabeth Smart Shares '100%' Of Her Kidnapping Terror In Book

A decade after Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping ended, she is sharing intimate details of her 9-month-long nightmare.

Smart, now 25 and married, spoke to CNN's Kate Bolduan about her book "My Story," which she said tells 100% of what happened to her.

She says she was able to move on from the trauma with advice from her mother who told her a long time ago "The best thing you could do is move forward and live your life the way you want to."

Her motivation for opening up is the realization that people don't often acknowledge the "just staggering" fact that one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before age 18.


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October 8th, 2013
09:30 AM ET

Federal Health Agencies Probing Salmonella Outbreak

A California poultry producer announced Monday that it is working with the federal health officials after an estimated 278 illnesses were reported in 18 states.

Raw chicken products from Foster Farms plants have been identified as the likely source of this outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg. Illnesses were linked to the facility through investigations conducted by local, state, and federal officials. The outbreak is continuing and no recall has been issued.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been unable so far to identify the specific product or production period, but raw products from the potentially affected facilities bear one of the following numbers on the packaging: P6137, P6137A, P7632 and mainly distributed to retail outlets in California, Oregon and Washington state.


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