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Good Things: July 5, 2010

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Let's take a look at some Good News.

An important milestone for Lady Gaga fans. The musical star has become the first living person to have more than 10 million fans on Facebook. According to a British group that monitors online social networks, Lady Gaga is already the most popular living musician online, combining her followings on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. She is still far behind the late Michael Jackson who has 14 million fans on Facebook.

There may be more efficient modes of transportation in Japan, but paddling in a round tub looks like it could be fun, right? About 200 people raced down the Ito river in old-fashioned wooden wash tubs. They only had rice paddles to power them through the 400 yard journey. Keeping their balance was a little tricky. The race has been an annual event for more than 50 years.

People in Des Moines, Iowa have found a new and novel way to keep cool and get a workout. Mud volleyball! It was part of the West Des Moines 28th Annual Fourth of July Mud Volleyball Tournament. Hundreds of participants bumped and spiked their way through the grime. All in all, it was a really dirty way to spend the holiday.

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