Reading While Eating for October 11: A Bunch of Kid Stuff

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Female North Korean soldiers march during a military parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang October 10, 2010. Secretive North Korea's leader-in-waiting, the youngest son of ailing ruler Kim Jong-il, took centre stage during a massive military parade on Sunday, appearing live for the first time in public.

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The best way to celebrate this Columbus Day while stuck at work? A nice assembly of links.

Pop Quiz: A recent survey shows Americans don’t know much about religion. Take this test and see if you can tell one extreme belief from another. (New York Times)

Inspiring Innovation: Thanks to a new high-tech “exoskeleton” called eLEGS, paraplegic Amanda Boxtel can walk again after 18 years. (TheDailyWh.at)

Food Facts: Americans waste more than a quarter of the food we grow, package and store. Here are seven yummy ways to cut down on food waste. (Salon)

Twitter for Tykes: Facebook is everywhere, but it may be dangerous for the little ones. Find out about five social networks that are suitable for kids. (Mashable)

Kids These Days: How are college kids spending their tuition money? By taking courses on Harry Potter and Lady Gaga. Check out 25 odd college courses. (BuzzFeed)

Game Theory: See the evolution of suspect cards for the game Clue. Miss Scarlet hasn’t aged a bit. (The Art of Murder, via MetaFilter)

Miniature Money: Get ready to feel inadequate after seeing this list of the highest-paid child stars. They’re under 18 and make more money than most people will in their lifetime. (LIFE)

Elsewhere on TIME.com: It’s Columbus Day! But do you know anything about him? See 10 things you should know about Columbus.

Must-See: Sesame Street is a little late to the Old Spice parody party. But it’s okay, since this is adorable and educational. (via Urlesque)

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