‘Vancouver kissing couple’ reveal secret of viral photo

… the two were actually on the ground because they’d been knocked there by police. Rather than set his girlfriend’s heart fluttering with a well-time smooch, Jones was, in fact, attempting to bring it under control.

“I was just trying to calm her down,’’ Jones told TODAY. “It was pretty scary for her, and it seemed like the best thing to do.’’ STORY

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Harry Potter novels to become ebooks, but no sequel
All 7 Harry Potter novels will be available in ebook form in October, author J.K. Rowling said at the launch of the new interacive website Pottermore.com.

So J.K. Rowling’s mysterious “Pottermore” project was (mostly) unveiled today, and it seems early reports that it would be an online gaming experience were only partially correct.

While Pottermore is indeed an “online experience” revolving around the premiere of the Harry Potter books in eBook form, its “gaming” aspect appears to be limited to interactive “Moments” users can engage with while reading the books online.

“On entering,” says the press release, “you choose a magic username and begin your experience. As you move through the chapters, you can read and share exclusive writing from J.K. Rowling, and, just as Harry joins Hogwarts, so can you. You visit Diagon Alley, get sorted into a house, cast spells and mix potions to help your house compete for the House Cup.”

The site will contain “extensive new material about the characters, places and objects in the much-loved stories,” written by Rowling herself — so that’s something.

Additional details on early admission will be revealed July 31st, and the site is expected to open to the public in October. Until then, “follow the owl.”

Watch Rowling herself introduce the “unique online reading experience” below:

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