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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 01.24.12

1/24/2012 4:59:46 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, girls, Latvia, coronal mass ejection, American prisons, vegetarians, black history month, Wi-Fi, eating penguin, International adoptions


The three deadliest words in the world: “It’s a girl.”


Wolves and lynx and moose, palīgā! As Latvia’s forests fall, the country’s underappreciated wilderness and wildlife are threatened.


Use dancers instead of Powerpoint to augment presentations? We’re all for it.


Coronal mass ejection, the movie: Watch NOAA’s video of this week’s incredible solar flare.


At long last, the New Yorker weighs in on America’s prisoner epidemic.


When being a vegetarian gets in the way of family.


Does black history need more than a month?


In which an intrepid young man fixes his girlfriend’s grandparents’ Wi-Fi and is hailed as a conquering hero.


On the merits of eating penguins, when in the Antarctic. Apparently, you lure them by blowing a trumpet.


Should unengaged, everyday citizens be allowed to sell their votes?


The other black market: International adoptions can be ugly affairs, but some parents to be will stop at nothing for their would-be children.

Image by Sue Rostvold, licensed under Creative Commons. 

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