Reading While Eating for July 25: Yodeling with Chickens

Today's links feature songs for wooing ladies and songs for wooing chickens.

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Singer Selena Gomez blows on sparklers for her birthday after accepting the Choice Music Group Award at the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson amphitheater in Universal City, California, July 22, 2012

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: See who gets all of the royalties from the “Happy Birthday” song. (mental_floss)

Pretty in Pink: A 22-year-old Orthodox Jewish law student is running for New York State Senate, and her campaign website is completely pink (à la Elle Woods). (WPIX)

When Life Gives You Lemons: Businesses don’t need help from the government, two little girls who run a lemonade stand told Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade. (Huffington Post)

Hot Stuff: Press play, and this interactive map will show you how much the drought has spread from January 1st until now. (NPR)

Sweet Spot: Olympic gymnasts use honey to help their hands stick to the bars. (Wall Street Journal)

London 2012 is Sooo Mainstream: Spinning vinyl and drinking bubble tea are just some highlights of the Hipster Olympics in Berlin. (

Paper Dolls: You may never be Beyoncé. But you can try on her clothes here. (BuzzFeed)

Beware the Green Shell: Mario video games reenacted with Post-its. (CBS News)

No Romance for Your Ears: This guy performs the songs that have set the mood throughout history, from “The Way You Look Tonight” to “Tonight I’m @#$%ing You.” (The Daily What)

Yodel-ay-hee-who? Watch this Japanese man yodel with chickens. Chickens could care less. Sorry if you’re having chicken for lunch. (UPROXX)