Reading While Eating for January 6: Scares, Leaks and Tears

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A veterinarian places Tzvika, an injured female turtle, on a carpet at the Wildlife Hospital in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv. About two months ago Tzvika was run over by a lawn mower, suffering severe damage to her shell and a spinal injury that affected her ability to use her rear limbs. The wheels, attached by veterinarians at the Safari, elevate the turtle to keep the shell from being worn down and enable her to walk.

REUTERS/Nir Elias

Thursday’s links include a turtle with wheels for legs. Why wouldn’t you read on?

Leaking the Leaker: See the inside story behind Julian Assange’s often-rocky relationship with the newspapers with which he shared his WikiLeaks documents. (Vanity Fair)

Scared Silly: Ever notice that there’s a brand-new thing to fear in the media every week or so? See an interactive map of the fears that paralyzed us in the past decade. (Information is Beautiful)

Teaching Tech: Now when kids get out of school, they can yell, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks when we play Angry Birds on our school iPads.” (New York Times)

Frightening Fitness: Women’s gyms (or “slenderizing salons”) look like scenes from a horror film. We’re not surprised these didn’t endure. (BuzzFeed)

Spirited Story: NewsFeed can’t help but get teary when watching golden-voiced homeless man Ted Williams visit the Today Show. (The Daily What)

Glamorous Gala: It’s your lunch hour. Do something mindless — like looking at red-carpet fashion from last night’s People’s Choice Awards. (LIFE)

Elsewhere on TIME.com: See 6 hot food trends for 2011 from our culinary columnist.

Must See: At first, it might be annoying for your dog to knock you off your sled. But it quickly turns awesome when your dog keeps riding down the hill. (via Urlesque)

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