The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 12.07.11

12/7/2011 3:55:28 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, humor, iPhone, Occupy D.C., self-publishing, media, Staff

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How chewing gum makes you smarter.

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Why are you laughing? Uncovering the cognitive science of humor.

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Nostalgic for your old Walkman? The Audman will lovingly encase your iPhone in a retro case with buttons and everything. It also includes an app that makes your phone screen look like a cassette and lets you make mixtapes. Rad.

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Reading in the powder room: Harmless or health violation?

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Occupiers of our nation’s capital explains what it’s all about in The Declaration of Occupy D.C.  

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An Afghan woman, imprisoned for the “moral crime” of being raped, will now be released from jail—if she agrees to atone by marrying her rapist.

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A handy flow chart explaining how to buy an election.

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Eight good reasons not to self-publish. (Number 6: “I don’t want to be Amazon’s bitch.”)

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Dangerous sex back in the day: 27 vintage STD posters.

Image by Jason Spaceman, licensed under Creative Commons.  



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