Reading While Eating for September 4: The Letter “D”

From politics brewing at the DNC to beer brewing at the White House, here are today's links for your lunch break.

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A man walks pass a 6.8-metre-tall (22-feet-tall) and 7.7-metre-wide (25-feet-wide) sofa chair at a shopping mall in Shanghai, September 3, 2012. The sofa has been approved as the biggest sofa chair in the world by the World Record Association, based in Hong Kong.

Dress Code: Who came up with the rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Why, the 1 percent, of course. (mental_floss)

Deserted Schools: Check out these photos of schools that don’t exist anymore. (Flavorwire)

Devilish Data: Countries that believe more strongly in heaven and the forgiveness of sins experience higher national crime rates. (The Economist)

Dark Knight: Watch NBC News interns discuss Batman and Chuck Todd at the Democratic National Convention. (BuzzFeed)

Drink Up: Four million variegated vodka bottles are hitting liquor store shelves, thanks to a new ABSOLUT vodka marketing campaign. (The Daily What)

Do-It-Yourself: Policy isn’t the only thing brewing in the White House. Watch the Executive Mansion staff make beer.