Reading While Eating for August 3: Gangs and Gophers

Today's links feature a burrow for cats and a burrow for a gopher

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A baby rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, August 2, 2012.

Hip-Hop Rewind: This week in 1980, The Sugarhill Gang came out with “Rapper’s Delight.” Here’s the story behind the single that made rap mainstream — and a cocktail to celebrate with. (The Dinner Party)

Olympic-Sized Puppet Show: The badminton scandal from London reenacted — with clothes pins and colored cotton balls. (WSJ)

Sing-Along: On Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, some customers spontaneously broke out into song. (BuzzFeed)

Word Up: The Oxford Dictionary Online has added 35 new modern words, including muffin top, jeggings, and noob. (mental_floss)

Tunnel Vision: This couch boasts a built-in tunnel for cats. (The Daily What)

The Green Lizard: First the villain was in Spider-Man, and now he has possessed this movie star’s body. Well, not really, but Kate Beckinsale does look like a giant lizard in this dress. (Go Fug Yourself)

She Won’t Be Invited Back: An Indian woman studying in Britain crashed the parade of nations during the Olympics’ opening ceremony. (Divanee)

Space Rodent: Meet the gopher that lives under a rocket launching pad in Kazakhstan. (NPR)