The Water Bowl: Kim Kardashian’s Cat Mercy Dies

Kim Kardashian and Mercy

Courtesy Kim Kardashian

updated 12/10/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 12/10/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET

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Less than three months after Mercy Kardashian became a household name, the Persian feline passed away, Kardashian announced on her blog. “My heart is completely broken,” she wrote Friday of the kitten, who was a gift from boyfriend but that Kardashian ultimately had to give up after discovering she was allergic. Mercy was in the care of Khloé Kardashian Odom’s assistant, and died from a fatal virus often associated with breeding. –E! Online

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Be careful what you pay for: Black Ivory Coffee, which costs $50 a serving, is cultivated from the waste of 20 elephants in Thailand. The beans are plucked from the dung of the herd a day after being eaten by the pachyderms. –AP

West Virginia University’s Mountaineer mascot, Jonathan Kimble, is under fire for using the school’s musket as a hunting weapon after posting a video of himself shooting down a black bear. The 24-year-old – and lifelong hunter – argued that hunting with the musket has been a Mountaineer tradition, but has since agreed to no longer use the school-sanctioned item on hunting trips. –AP

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