Reading While Eating for October 12: Blenders and Bimbos

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A footprint is seen in the mud after red toxic sludge flooded the village of Devecser, 150 km (93 miles) west of Budapest, October 11, 2010. A million cubic metres of red mud burst out of a sludge reservoir last Monday, flooding three local villages and fouling rivers including a tributary of the Danube. The town of Devecser, home to 5,400 people, is on alert should it need to be evacuated.

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Have a case of the Tuesdays? Cheer up with links about The Simpsons and Scrabble.

Secret Words: Researchers have come across a language, called Koro, that was “hidden” among select tribes in Northeast India. (New York Times)

Do As I Say: Many state politicians have jumped aboard the Tea Party bandwagon, decrying national spending. At the same time, though, their states are lapping up federal cash. Check out the biggest hypocrites of the bunch. (Daily Beast)

Simpsons Superfan: See a disturbingly accurate, interactive chart of Springfield, straight out of The Simpsons. It even includes episode references. (MetaFilter)

Manly Media: Meet the new men’s magazine — out with the six-pack abs tips, in with inspirational messages and lessons in cleaning up after yourself. (Slate)

Filming Females: Spot a female character in a movie, then figure out the stereotypical role she plays — from evil matriarch to clingy girlfriend to damsel in distress — with this handy flowchart. (Jezebel)

Word Play: Practically ever since words existed, there have been word games. Through photos, see a history of word games like Scrabble. (LIFE)

When Memes Collide: The BYU Old-Spice spoofer stops by the set of Will It Blend to blend — shocker — a bottle of Old Spice. (TheDailyWh.at)

Elsewhere on TIME.com: Remember when The Jetsons told us we’d have pills for meals? Check out 10 things the future promised us that never happened.

Must-See: IKEA Heights is a soap opera covertly shot in a Burbank, Calif. IKEA store without the staff noting. Drama, naturally, unfolds. (via Boing Boing)

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