Welcome back to work. Monday’s links include the happiest place in America and the biggest party on Earth.
Alter-Ego: A grad student cooked up a far-from-perfect version of search engine giant Google, known as Google Sloppy. Apparently, many people are comforted by its imperfection. (Mashable)
Lots of Lava: Hawaiian volcano Kilauea, one of the world’s most active, shot lava 80 feet into the air Sunday. Watch the eruption’s stunning flows.
Start your…Sled Dogs: The 2011 Iditarod, known as “the last great race on Earth,” kicked off this weekend as 62 mushers began the 1,131 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. (LA Times)
PB&J Scare: We hope there’s no Skippy peanut butter on your lunch sandwich today. The peanut butter producer recalled reduced-fat jars from 16 states due to a salmonella scare. (Christian Science Monitor)
Land of Smiles: Do you think Disney World is the happiest place in America? Maybe so. Check out this map to find out. (NY Times)
The World’s Greatest Party: As New Orleans prepares for Mardi Gras, Rio de Janeiro celebrates Carnival. See photos of the world’s sexiest, craziest party. (LIFE)
Must See: This woman’s $1,600 arm swing brings new meaning to alcohol-driven anger. (Daily What)