Reading While Eating for July 26: Ostrich Racing Edition

Today's links include ostriches that race and a runner who demolishes his race — but not in the winning sense.

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A man takes a nap on an inflatable sofa floating on a flooded street near the Yangtze River in Chongqing municipality, July 25, 2012. Torrential rain has swept through 17 provincial areas since July 20, leaving 95 dead and another 45 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Monday. Nearly 300,000 people from nine districts and counties in China's southwest Chongqing municipality have been affected by rainstorms as of Saturday according to Xinhua News Agency.

Still Got the Moves at 69: A very happy birthday to Mick Jagger. (YouTube)

Anti-Social Media: Why staring at Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks can make you depressed. (Marketplace Radio)

Thriller: Even if you aren’t a big fan of thrillers, check out these “11 thrilling books.” (Flavorwire)

Pain and Frosting: These decadent divorce cakes will get you in the mood to break the knot. (mental_floss)

Java Genius: Environmentally-conscious people will love this cup of joe served in an edible cookie cup. (The Daily What)

Tune In, Tune Out: This infographic makes deciding what music to listen to at work even more complicated. (Magnet Media)

Birdbrained Sports: NewsFeed will personally make a bid for ostrich racing to be included in the next Olympics. See pictures of the game here. (BuzzFeed)

Demolition Derby: NewsFeed doesn’t think this runner will qualify for the Olympics any time soon. (YouTube)