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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 04.17.12

4/17/2012 4:02:10 PM

Tags: Twitter, Apple, Ben Franklin, Baghdad, Robert Fisk, Bachelor Pad, Tax Day, Obamacare, Fracking, Sam Ross-Brown

Old Book Bindings 

Baghdad’s beautiful, enduring street of books.


Why bachelor pads changed American culture forever, and why no one actually has one.


The Twitter account that won a Pulitzer Prize.


How to get a price tag to tell the full story.


A veteran climate activist throws in the towel


Why that shiny new iPad isn’t as clean as you may think.


Why tax day can be downright dangerous for drivers.


Was Ben Franklin secretly a serial killer? Probably not, but his friend liked to rob graves.    


How to take a bike from a perfect stranger (and eventually give it back).


What the Affordable Care Act looks like as a map.


Manmade earthquakes? In the Midwest, a recent uptick in seismic activity has geologists stumped, but new data from the USGS suggests that fracking may have something to do with it. The same is true of underground wastewater disposal, a much more common practice that usually accompanies the fracking process. Yet another reason why fracking is a totally awesome and sensible idea.  

Image by Tom Murphy VII, licensed under Creative Commons


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