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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 11.23.11

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Michelle Obama champions youth poet ambassador program.

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What they expect when you’re expecting: tube tops silk-screened with the names of heavy metal bands and Daisy Duke jean shorts.

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100 CEOs refuse to give any more campaign donations until lawmakers end partisan gridlock.  

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11 Sounds that your kids have probably never heard.

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In a quest to create the world’s largest work of art, Jim Denevan and a team of helpers inscribed circles on the frozen surface of the world’s largest lake. Unfortunately for them, that lake happened to be in Siberia.

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Do you live in the “Twilight Belt” of America?

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If you’re not much of a thrill seeker, perhaps you’d find this ambulatory roller coaster a little more fun.

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Newsflash: College students not studying 20 hours a day, wondering why economy doesn’t want them.

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Pick a number: The history of stigmata is controversial, inconsistent, and well-documented.

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Monogamy is killing your sperm.

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Be sure to check this out before your next international trip: A new handbook teaches rude hand gestures from around the world, from “flipping the bird” to “having the balls.”

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The MIT Mood Meter tells you how you’re feeling as you walk by.

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Lawrence Lessig tells Boston Review how we the people can get our lost republic back.

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