Reading While Eating for April 12: Eccentric Episodes

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Confederate re-enactors standing on the ramparts of Fort Moultrie are silhouetted in the rising sun to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Today’s links celebrate the curious, the quirky and the downright odd. Celebrate strangeness as you peruse these stories.

Cute Roulette: Want to fill your lunch break with some awww-inspiring baby animals? Cute Roulette is your answer. Warning: you might not be able to tear yourself away from all the adorable. (Urlesque)

Couch Potato?: This Florida women who’s a mother of five can’t stop eating sofas. What?! After 21 years of the addiction, she’s decided to seek help. (Daily Mail)

Correction: Check out this list of 32 things you’ve been calling the wrong name. A Jet Ski is actually a Stand-Up Personal Watercraft? (BuzzFeed)

Wo-maneater: Scientists found that male wolf spiders eat their female counterparts, which contradicts how spiders usually operate. In fact, this is the first time that scientists have observed this role reversal. (BBC News)

Beauty?: It’s certainly in the eye of the beholder–see some pictures from the world’s strangest beauty pageants. (TIME)

Strange Soldiers: In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, take a look at the era’s oddest personalities. (LIFE)

Viral Video: The Russians have some advice for your afternoon commute. Let us know how it works! (The Daily What)