Reading While Eating for July 10: Cookies ‘n’ Colliders

Today's links include a monstrous photo of Nic Cage and Cookie Monster spoofing "Call Me Maybe."

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The Milky Way shines in the sky behind a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle parked at the entry to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Goode near the town of Gardez in Afghanistan's Paktia Province, July 9, 2012

Kick-AssA young woman accidentally sent a demonic-looking photo of actor Nic Cage instead of her cover letter to an employer. But she still got hired, inspiring job-seekers everywhere. (Uproxx)

Is this love? At the annual Wife Carrying World championships in Finland, husbands wade through pits of sand, pools of water, and other hurdles — all with their wives slung over their backs. You won’t believe what the grand prize is. (Mental Floss)

Slam dunk:  Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers is killing it at the U.S. Olympic basketball team practices. See GIFs of his moves. (BuzzFeed)

Let’s get physical”: Physics buffs will appreciate this 2008 rap about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, which recently discovered the Higgs boson. (YouTube)

“All My Loving”: Happy Global Beatles Day. Check out TIME’s first story on the band. (

Battle of the superheroes: Spider-Man and Batman face off in Toronto. (BuzzFeed)

Nostalgia: You’ll find some of your favorite reads growing up on this list of most beautiful children’s books. (Flavorwire)

More nostalgia: “Me just met you / And this is crazy / But you got cookie / So share it maybe.” (The Daily What)