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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 07.07.11

cigarette-buttsHow much is a pound of cigarette butts worth? A San Diego-based environmentalist will give you $3 for them.

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Androgynous fashion model Andrej Pejic walks the runway in men’s and women’s fashions for Brazilian designer Lino Villaventura. Which look do you favor?

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Has a businessman from Denver committed the biggest green scam in history

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Want some fresh toxins with that strawberry shortcake? Methyl iodide on California strawberry fields gives you one more reason to go locavore and organic this summer.

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Before you head to the beach this weekend, check out Guernica’s list of 10 States Where You Should Think Twice Before Jumping in the Water.

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How fewer smokers led to a public health problem in Arizona.

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These 27 maps show the cartographic history of Africa.

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If “I love that book” is your only pickup line, then e-readers have effectively destroyed your love life.

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Strange bedfellows: The intellectual libertarians at Reason released Canadian singer-songwriter Lindy’s video for “No-Knock Raid,” which graphically shows the accidental violence typical of unannounced drug raids. Cannabis Culture follows up with an interview parsing Lindy’s politics. While you’re at it, check out rapper Pharaohe Monch’s short film for “Clap (One Day),” which dramatizes a no-knock raid gone tragically wrong.  

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Fast Company takes a deeper look at Matt Damon and Water.org: "Our vision is clean water and sanitation for everyone, in our lifetime…So we better get to work."

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What would you do if you were stuck overnight at Dallas-Fort Worth airport?

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