Reading While Eating for July 24: History Retweets Itself

Today's links feature tweets in space and astronomical hot dog prices.

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Torch bearer Amelia Hempleman-Adams, age 17, stands on top of a capsule on the London Eye as part of the torch relay ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, July 22, 2012.

History Retweeted: Foreign Policy is tweeting the Cuban missile crisis in real time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the near-disaster. (Foreign Policy)

A Slice of History: Did you know that the government once banned sliced bread? This brief history of sliced bread goes perfectly with your sandwich. (The Atlantic)

Douche Dog? We wrote about the $666 “Douche Burger.”  Now get ready for the $2,300 hot dog — chock full of onions caramelized with Dom Pérignon champagne. (Gothamist)

Taxman Swoops In: In case fighting crime was not taxing enough, Batman owes more in taxes than Spider-Man. A breakdown of their tax returns. (New York Times)

To Twitter, and Beyond: One Kickstarter wants to broadcast your tweets in space.  Maybe the “out-there” ones make more sense there anyway. (Mashable)

Swoon: Check out these rare photos of the actor Gene Kelly. (

Inked: These famous authors had some wild tattoos. (Flavorwire)

Schadenfreude: Next time you botch something on the job, think: “At least I didn’t lose a $100,000 submarine!” Check out these major science fails. (mental_floss)

Obligatory “Call Me Maybe” Parody of the Day: Watch the U.S. Marines spoof the hit pop song. (BuzzFeed)

Gold Medal: The U.S. women’s national team covers Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA.” (The Daily What)