Reading While Eating for August 11: What’s New, What’s Now

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Discoverer Roman Erler walks in the Natur Eis Palast (Nature Ice Palace) inside the Hintertuxer Glacier in the Austrian province of Tyrol August 10, 2011

Thursday’s links feature new announcements, new perspectives and new technology.

Video Exclusive: Texas Governor Rick Perry sat down with TIME’s Mark Halperin and told him he wants to be president. (The Page)

Royal Inspiration: Is Kanye West and Jay-Z’s album Watch the Throne secretly about HBO’s Game of Thrones? We’re convinced now. (Vulture)

House of Mouse: It’s still the happiest place on Earth. See pictures of Disney theme parks, then and now. (LIFE)

Inspiring Recovery: Charla Nash, who was horribly attacked by a chimpanzee, showed her reconstructed face on The Today Show. (The Daily What)

The Future Is Now: Forget Google’s self-driving cars. London’s Heathrow Airport has debuted self-driving pods. (GOOD)

Blood and Guts: Easily spooked? Skip this video, which recaps every gruesome death in the Final Destination series. (BuzzFeed)

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