Reading While Eating for May 4: And They’re Off

In today's lunch reads: The Kentucky Derby, orangutans and one tough paratrooper.

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An exercise rider works out a race horse during the early morning hours at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky.

Off to the Races: Get your hat and mint julep on, it’s Kentucky Derby weekend! Mental Floss handicaps the race, talking-point style. (Mental Floss)

15 Orangutans That Look Like London Mayor Boris Johnson. Posted without comment. (Buzzfeed)

May the 4th Be With You: It’s ‘Star Wars’ Day! Check out C├ędric Delsaux’s photos of a galaxy very, very close to home. (

As If! Ranking films’ prom dresses, from best to worst. (Flavorwire)

Ashton Kutcher’s Offensive Potatochip Ad, the Sequel: How bad was his ‘Raj’ impersonation, really? Pretty bad. (Divanee)

Who Wore It Best? And by ‘it’ we mean the size 58 long bespoke suits at this year’s NFL draft (Go Fug Yourself)

Never, Ever Give Up. Ex-paratrooper Arthur Boorman believed doctors for 15 years when they told him he was disabled. Guess what he can do now. (The Daily