Reading While Eating for October 5: Hollywood Blondes, Dumb Blondes and a Skinny Redhead

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Britain's Prince Charles (L), wearing a garland, smiles during his visit to Hansali village in the northern Indian state of Punjab as a Sikh policeman watches, October 4, 2010. Prince Charles arrived on Monday for a day-long visit to Punjab to see the use of solar energy and organic farming, local media reported.

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Tuesday’s links take pictures, get soapy and swear they aren’t witches.

Cheat Sheet: News about the midterm elections can be dizzying. But who will actually win each seat? A new Election Oracle keeps all the current polls in one place. (Daily Beast)

Behind the Star: A collection of Marilyn Monroe’s own writings is being released. What does it show about the Hollywood icon? (Vanity Fair)

Out of Context: In an attempt to make “a more visually interesting vehicle for the news,” Johnny Selman makes an illustration every day based on a headline on the BBC’s website. (BBC x 365, via MetaFilter)

Social Snafus: Picking a new Facebook picture? This graphic will show you how to avoid looking “dangerously volatile.” (Fast Company)

Judging Hair by its Color: The dumb blonde stereotype seems as old as time. But when did it actually start? (Slate)

Setting it Straight: The first phrase of Christine O’Donnell’s new campaign ad: “I’m not a witch.” (TheDailyWh.at)

Baby Paparazzi: Shocker — good-looking movie stars were, at one point in their lives, adorable babies. (LIFE)

Elsewhere on TIME.com: Winston Churchill is the first U.K. Prime Minister to top the pop charts in the U.K. Check out other spoken-word hits.

Must-See: Conan O’Brien makes his first appearance in a promo for his show — and it’s a sudsy one. (via Splitsider)

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