Reading While Eating for May 4: A Collection of Countries

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The new miniature model Knuffingen Aiport at Miniatur Wunderland on the airport's opening day on May 4, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. Miniatur Wunderland is the world's largest model railroad landscape, and the model airport, also the world's largest, goes into operation following 6 years of development and construction and an investment of EUR 3.5 million

Today’s links feature “worldly” affairs.

Reality Check: In this myth-busting study, researchers compare perceived versus actual country rankings. (Flowing Data)

Checkmate: Chess, War-zone Edition is depressing, but creative nonetheless. (Gizmodo) See how comic books can be used for educational purposes in the developing world. (GOOD)

Veterans’ Day: Learn about the last two veterans of WWI. (The Awl)

Not-so-Worldly: See pictures of spiritual healing around the world. (TIME)

South Pole: Take a look at some remarkable images of Antarctica. (LIFE)

Viral Video: This man’s effort to unite the planet failed miserably. Maybe that’s because his “planet” was the New York subway. (Daily What)