Mystery Facebook Co-Founder Is Trying to Sell 10 Million Shares; Egyptian Prime Minister Resigns; DEA Bans Synthetic Pot


• Some mystery person at Facebook is apparently trying to sell 10 million shares in the company, which could mean a profit of $300 million. The New York Post thinks this person, who has been looking for a buyer on Wall Street, is either Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz or Eduardo Saverin — one of the four founders of the site. 10 million shares would mean “about a half of 1 percent in the company,” which may be up for IPO by mid-2012. [Pat’s Papers]

• Ahmed Shafiq, who was appointed prime minister by ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has resigned. Former Transport Minister Essam Sharaf has been chosen as the new prime minister. [NPR]

• The Drug Enforcement Agency has banned five chemicals used to make synthetic pot, a/k/a, products like “K2” and “Spice.” [NYDN]

• The city’s plans for a pedestrian plaza in the middle of 34th Street have been scrapped. [NBC NY]

Staten Island’s PS 22 chorus kids are back at school after singing at the Oscars on Sunday night. Bravo’s Andy Cohen, who said their performance was terrible, apologized on Tuesday night. [NYT]

• Keith Richards’ daughter Theodora was arrested yesterday for tagging St. Anthony’s Convent with a red paint pen (she wrote “T heart A”) while carrying pot and pills believed to be oxycodone. [NYP]

Canadians are not as fat as Americans, though scientists don’t know why, exactly. Go, Canada! [BBC]