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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 05.26.11

Utne Reader Red LogoOyster mushrooms have a taste for dirty disposable diapers. Would you have a taste for the resulting fungi? 

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Ever sassy and sardonic, The Hairpin offers a list of online dating’s pros and cons.

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I’ve got nothing to hide” ultimately makes a poor pro-surveillance argument. Here’s how to go up against it.

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You provide the punchline: Tim Pawlenty gives a speech to a libertarian think tank . . .

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The Atlantic wishes a happy birthday to one of its co-founders, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Super Granny.

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Discover magazine found that the phrase “blind as a bat” was more appropriate than we originally thought. “By making clicks with their tongue and listening to the rebounding echoes,” some blind people can learn to “see’ the world in sound, in the same way that dolphins and bats can.”

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NASA turns focus to deep space.

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These pajamas will watch you sleep.

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Are the posters in your city as cool as the posters in Amsterdam? These come from a poster initiative by Jarr Geerligs, “professional dreamer and realizer.”

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All human civilizations have collapsed. Start preparing now for ours.

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Why don’t more African-Americans visit national parks? James Mills hits the road to find out.

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The future of egalitarian parenting: male lactation.

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Big Ag is trying to outlaw farm photos taken by whistleblowing meddlers. But the Farmarazzi can’t be kept down.

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A hospital in Slovakia prescribes music therapy for newborn babies when they’re separated from their mothers.

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A high-schooler debunks the misleading physics of My Little Pony.