Reading While Eating for May 2: Just Dance

Today's must-read links for your lunch break feature Sherlock Holmes' martial arts and the delicate dance of putting a diaper on a pet chicken.

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Members of a Chechen dance group pose for photographers at a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny, April 25, 2013.

Fight Club: It’s the newest martial art taking the stage — no matter that it’s largely thought to be fictional and practiced only by a Victorian era literary figure. TIME dives deep into Bartitsu, Sherlock Holmes’ combat method of choice. (TIME.com)

First Position: Sophie’s Choice, The Sun Also Rises, and eight other classic books that have been turned into ballets. (Flavorwire)

Foul Ball: A reporter almost got hit by a baseball at a Red Sox batting practice, but she didn’t realize it until she looked back at the “selfie” she uploaded to Instagram. Hindsight really is 20/20. (The Daily What)

Posh Poultry: Thinking about raising a chicken in a city? You might need to invest in diapers. (NPR)

Zoology: Here’s a list of 41 other odd choices for city-dwelling pets. (mental_floss)

Sweet Spot: How much do North Koreans love Choco Pies, the delicious chocolate marshmallow snack? A lot. (The Guardian)

Bartlet For President: If you liked the House of Cards video spoof at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, then you should watch the West Wing parody at the 2000 dinner. (BuzzFeed)

Block Party: Watch Breaking Bad get a LEGO reenactment. (Mashable)

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