Reading While Eating for July 12: Squirrels and Sewage

Today's links feature squirrels acting out HBO's Girls and a squirrelly idea for saving energy.

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Members of the Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) place brooms at Copacabana beach as a form of protest in Rio de Janeiro, July 10, 2012.

Waste not, want not: Canadian developers want to power houses and other buildings with sewage.  Then you could really say you live in a crappy building. (The Globe and Mail)

Stop the fat jokes, Letterman: Chris Christie is counting them. That, and YouTube views, among other miscellaneous stats. (

Rule the roost: A true New Yorker, this chicken eats bagels in Queens, N.Y. (

Well, it’s hot enough to roast a lizard: 11 obscure ways to say “it’s hot.” (Mental Floss)

Write me maybe:  Vintage postcards held up next to their subjects in real life. (Flavorwire)

“I Love College”College football mascots parody “Call Me Maybe.” (Mashable)

Seniors gone wild: A fearless 70-year-old man has ridden this roller coaster 7,000 times. (ABC)

The Cowboy State: Wyoming boasts the most Olympians per capita. (

Cute of the day: The Washington Post receives the most adorable correction letter ever from fifth graders in Bethesda, Maryland. (The Daily What)

Squirrel! The hit HBO show Girls reenacted by squirrels. (BuzzFeed)