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Good Things: January 3, 2011

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Let's take a look at some of the Good Things in the news...

Thousands of men braved the chilly winter weather for the 111th Annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia over the weekend. The tradition has men dressing in outrageous and colorful garb then parading around downtown Philly. Decked out in feathers and sequins, the groups performed elaborate routines for the thousands of onlookers lining the route.

Is there such a thing as too much cake? We don't think so.. and neither do authorities in Mexico City. A mammoth King's Cake was provided by the municipal government as part of the city's holiday celebrations. The cake was more than 2,300 feet in length and about 35 inches wide. It took more than 2,000 bakers, 30,000 eggs, 400 pounds of fruit and 5,000 pounds of sugar to create the tasty treat.

And finally, water typically stops a tennis match. But not the one featuring Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Middle East. The 2 superstars were playing on a floating court to publicize their upcoming match in the Qatar Open. The choppy conditions meant the court was at times underwater, but the pros managed to keep the ball going despite being ankle-deep at some points.  The Qatar Open starts today and runs through January 8th.

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