1. A nine-year-old boy persuaded his small town to lift its ban on snowball fights.
Dane Best may only be nine, but for what he lacks in age he makes up in confidence. Thanks to this brave lad, everyone in Severance, Colo. can rest easy tonight knowing that they can wake up in the morning, sip some hot cocoa, step outside and sling a snowball at their friends. Or their sworn enemies. Only time will tell how residents will bear such a great responsibility.