Reading While Eating for January 10: Eat, Drink and Feel Ancient

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Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force are carried by a rope from a helicopter (not in the picture) at an annual military exercise in Funabashi, east of Tokyo January 9, 2011.

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Perk up your day with a caffeine-injected cup of links.

Mind Matters: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ alleged shooter may suffer from paranoid schizophrenia. But his actions should not be explained by mental illness alone. (Slate)

Growing Globe: FedEx has released a series of animated maps depicting the changing state of the world. Disparities like population density and access to the mobile web distort the world in surprising ways. (Flowing Data)

Drunk Dramatists: Want a more intelligent way to travel? Plan your next vacation around the drinking spots of literary greats. (Salon)

Searching Sexes: Not only do we hand Google tons of our personal data, but also the company can take our search queries to form greater theories of the world at large. Here’s what Google can learn about men versus women. (Fast Company)

Enduring Extremism: In a climate where extreme movements are growing on all sides, it’s still shocking to see groups like the Ku Klux Klan still going strong. These photos prove that very little has changed. (LIFE)

Tiny Treasures: If you can’t make it to England to see the phenomenon, don’t worry — an artist has created a Stonehenge out of Rice Krispies. Single Rice Krispies. (The Daily What)

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Must See: Ready to feel old? Watch these adorable French Canadian children figure out what a floppy disk is. (Gizmodo)