Reading While Eating for Feb. 12: Nukes for North Korea?

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: North Korea performs a third test of its nuclear device and scandal breaks at the University of Toledo.

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Activists from anti-North Korea civic group chant slogans during a rally against North Korea's nuclear test near the U.S. embassy in central Seoul on February 12.

North Korea Confirms ‘Successful’ Nuclear Test. It is the country’s demonstration of a nuclear device and first under Kim Jong-Un. The United States, China and dozens of other nations have been quick to condemn the test. (

Six Other Major Discoveries By the U.S. Geological Survey. The first inklings that North Korea had detonated a nuke came via the USGS, which registered a 4.9 tremor approximately 235 miles to the northeast of Pyongyang. Here’s what else they’ve found. (mental_floss)

Scandal at University of Toledo. Did Kevin Hasdell—former director of the university’s cross country and women’s track programs—resign on Jan. 24 due to claims of sexual harassment? (Deadspin)

Looking for Twitter’s Best New Parody Account? Look no further than @_FloridaMan, which compiles headlines about the exploits of “the world’s worst superhero.” Your move, Ohio. (The Daily What)

Intricate Paper Sculptures of Cities Around the World. Naturally, bonus points will be awarded if you can name all ten without looking at the caption. (Flavorwire)

The 10 Men Who Would Be Pope. Conclave to decide Pope Benedict XVI’s successor will begin following his official resignation on Feb. 28. (BuzzFeed)

And in Other News... The 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue drops today. Two-time cover girl Kate Upton and a host of her colleagues appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night. (YouTube via Sports Illustrated)