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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 05.05.11

5/5/2011 11:48:48 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, Osama bin Laden, longform journalism, Girl Scout cookies, natural disasters, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, Chainsaw Samaritans, Disney World, media

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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

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