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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 12.27.11

12/27/2011 4:52:33 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, literary mixtapes, pest-resistant corn, New Year's resolution, Soviet Union, spelunking, Holocaust, terrorists, bike lanes, Newt Gingrich

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Ever wondered what would be on the personal playlists of Holden Caulfield or Elizabeth Bennet, Nancy Drew or Harry Potter, Jay Gatsby or Humbert Humbert? Flavorwire presents its literary mixtape series.

 

Alexander Tsiaras visualizes conception to birth in the span of a few minutes. Truly stunning.

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Monsanto’s patented pest-resistant corn may be losing its magic.

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Don’t forget to make a digital New Year’s resolution. Here’s why you should switch your web-hosting service.

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The 20 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, in pictures.

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If you’re too afraid to crawl through a dark, cramped cave (hey, we don’t blame you), you can get spelunking experience from the comfort of a pre-fabricated tube.

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Why one historian decided to stop lecturing on the Holocaust.

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Abdelrahman Al Ahmar, on how he became a so-called terrorist: “Our homes were raided nightly, and we saw our friends, mothers, sisters being attacked. . . . We saw no end in sight, just more Israelis about to move into our neighborhood and make our lives hell.”

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Making bike lanes out of litter to prove there is room to share the road.

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In case you haven’t seen it yet, Mother Jones is serving up what they’re calling “Your Daily Newt,” delivering a moment from Newt Gingrich’s political career each day.

Image by kate*, licensed under Creative Commons.



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