Reading While Eating for January 17: Think Twice Before Letting Buster in the Bed

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Students of Washington DC's Watkins Elementary School sing at a 82nd birthday ceremony held by the US National Park Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, on January 13,2011.


In honor of MLK Day, we bring you a dancing man and a vial of the late Pope’s blood.

Baby Bats: Orphaned by the Australian floods, conservationists have rescued over a hundred baby bats. There’s no denying their cuteness when wrapped in blankets. (NBC News)

Houses of the Rich and Famous: Ever wondered what a 26-year-old billionaire’s crib looks like? Take a look at Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg’s new Palo Alto home. (Gawker)

Beautiful and Smart: Researchers at the London School of Economics find that there’s a strong correlation between beauty and brains. You still must be nice to everyone, they warn. (NY Daily News)

Holy Blood: A Polish church is going to install a vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood as a holy relic. The blood —originally drawn for medical tests shortly before his death — will be encased in crystal. (The Huffington Post)

Red Carpet: Missed the kick-off event of awards season? Here are all the Golden Globe highlights you missed. (LIFE)

Dog Got You Down: Kissing and sleeping with your pet is linked to spreading diseases. This should make the three quarters of American cat owners and half of American dog owners sleeping with their pets think twice. (ABC News)

Elsewhere on South America hosts the world’s most dangerous off-road race for the third year in a row. See the adventure seekers ride through the dryest place on earth.

Must See: This sports fan proves you’re never too old to bust a move at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (The Daily What)