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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 05.05.11

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Girl Scout cookies seem innocent enough, but they could be destroying irreplaceable rainforests.

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Trippy, dude: Researchers are looking into the possible benefits of psychedelic drugs again.

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Why is a 16-year-old suing the United States of America?

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Are you afraid of natural disasters? If so—according to a new infographic that breaks down risk-by-region—you should move to Corvallis, Oregon.

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The Daily Beast compiled a decade’s worth of bin Laden-based longform journalism.

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A gallery shows the 150 or so covers of Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel Lolita.

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What’s like a spork, but badass? This thing.

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Chainsaw Samaritans help homeowners dig out after the South’s devastating tornados in a poetic, moving short for the Oxford American’s SoLost video series.

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Welcome to Disney World’s internship program, where flipping burgers isn’t food service, it’s magic.