Reading while Eating for April 25: We Had a Party

In today's lunchtime reading, look who came to the TIME 100 Gala! Also, billionaires throw their money into space and we try to cheer up Jonathan Franzen.

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French police gather at the entrance to the Chaussee d'Antin La Fayette Metro station in Paris after a car accidentally drove into it, April 24, 2012.

TIME 100 Gala: Last night, TIME held a massive party in New York City’s Lincoln Center honoring the 100 most influential people in the world. Look who showed up! (

Big Dreams: Why billionaires can’t seem to get enough of expensive, impractical space travel schemes. We’re looking at you, Larry Page. (Buzzfeed)

Big Win for the Chickens: Burger King says it will only buy cage-free eggs and humanely-raised pork (well, more humanely raised). (The Daily

Who Doesn’t Love a Dugong? Mental floss lists its favorite oddball aquatic mammals (Mental Floss)

Humbug, He Wrote: Let’s kick off a list of the world’s grumpiest living writers with TIME cover boy Jonathan Franzen. Maybe it’ll cheer him up. (Flavorwire)

Attention, Parents: Whatever you do, please remember to book the right batman for your child’s birthday party. (The Daily