Reading While Eating for November 11: Biden and Bacon

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Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound now used as a command center for the U.S Marine Corps's First Battalion, Eighth Marines at Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

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Thursday’s links have bad hair and awesome stuffed animals.

Top Territory: Antarctica is practically inhospitable. So why is everyone fighting to own it? This handy infographic explains the icy continent. (GOOD)

Political Play: Is Vice President Joe Biden a boozy, oversexed layabout? Hardly. But that doesn’t stop The Onion from creating a hilarious “Biden” character. (New York Times)

Tech Tribulations: The Internet is running out of space. What happens when every last IP address is used up? (The Daily Beast)

Holiday Hit: Have a kid who has everything? Give him My First Bacon, a 1.5-foot-tall bacon stuffed animal. It says “I’m bacon” when you squeeze it. Yes, this is real. (Gizmodo)

Regrettable ‘Do: Billy Ray Cyrus brought back his famous mullet at the CMA Awards. Take a look back at the business in the front, party in the back style. (LIFE)

Late-Night War: What’s the first result when Googling “watch Conan?” Jay Leno. (

Elsewhere on From jet packs to flying cars, see the 50 best inventions of 2010.

Must-See: We live our lives through social media. This touching short film tracks a (fictional) life through Facebook’s News Feed. (via Reddit)