Reading While Eating for July 16: Animal House

Today's links feature political animals, a robot that dances like an animal, and cute farm boys singing about their farm animals

  • Share
  • Read Later
Miguel Vidal / Reuters

A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the "Rapa Das Bestas" traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Amil, July 15, 2012. Throughout the summer, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in Galicia.

The Founding Fathers were wrong: Maybe the masses don’t always know best, as demonstrated by some of the questions Reddit users asked Newark Mayor Cory Booker. (BuzzFeed)

Weird sports: Live pigeon shooting, tug-of-war, and dueling pistols are some of the bizarre sports that used to be in the Olympics.  (TIME.c0m)

Hamilton vs. Burr: Speaking of dueling, Microsoft’s “SwordFight” app allows you to settle your disagreements via duel. (The Verge)

Take me to your (dance) leader: This robot can do more than just “The Robot.”  Watch him boogie to everything from “The Twist” and “YMCA” to Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.”  (The Daily What)

Used books: If only more Walmarts were turned into libraries. Browse these 10 libraries constructed from abandoned spaces or recycled materials. (Flavorwire)

The Proposal: An anchor’s boyfriend proposes to her on air. (Mashable)

Monkey business: Watch two monkeys monkeying around the fountain at the Sun Temple in Jaipur, India. (Y! screen)

Jaws, the tofu edition: This shark is more interested in eating cucumbers than your flesh. (Mental Floss)

LMFAO: The “F” stands for “Farm” in “I’m Farming and I Grow It,” a video of cute farm boys parodying LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It”: “I got passion for my plants, and I ain’t afraid to show it.” You’re welcome, ladies. (WWL-TV)

0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest