Reading While Eating for March 31: Animal Kingdom

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth apparently enthralls Brits on a visit to the Centre for Applied Sciences at City and Islington College, in north London March 30, 2011.

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Thursday’s links finish up March with animal eyes, turtle songs and baby conversations.

Waiting Game: While the rest of the world is in turmoil, Belgium has gone 300 days without a government. Does that really matter? (Slate)

The Eyes Have It: One photographer went to a Colombian zoo to take photos of animals’ eyes. Why? Who cares — they’re really cool to see. (TIME)

Decoded Drinking: The Bloody Mary is a great hangover cure. But who knew its magic was so scientific? See the drink, mapped out. (Gizmodo)

Sniffling Cities: Grab your tissues — allergy season is upon us. And if you live in one of these 10 worst allergy cities, you’re screwed. (Huffington Post)

Play Ball: It’s Major League Baseball’s opening day, so let’s look back at baseball in the retro, pre-steroid era. (LIFE)

Now You Know: Can’t tell the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? This song (accompanied by cute video) can help. (The Daily What)

Viral Video: Consider it Rugrats in real life. Watch these two babies have a very intense conversation. (via Vulture)