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A man dressed as Santa Claus walks on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, August 22, 2011

Wednesday’s links get you ready for school, natural disasters and even a nuclear amusement park.

Back to Class: Sending your kid to school soon? Check out 7 things you should know about a school before signing Junior up. (TIME)

Angry Earth: Two earthquakes and one hurricane in a single week? And that’s just in the United States! See how nature’s fury affects the world. (LIFE)

Hey Hollywood: We’d run to the box office if a Richard Pryor biopic hit theaters. See 10 overdue biopics worth making. (Flavorwire)

Viral Video: This stop-motion clip features 500 people in 100 seconds. It might make you dizzy, but it’s worth it. (The Daily What)

Risky Thrills: Would you visit a theme park that was built on a nuclear reactor? You would if it looked this awesome. (Daily Mail)

Friggin’ Jazz Squares: We’re surprised it took someone this long to come up with a musical based on Jersey Shore. (Best Week Ever)