Reading While Eating for April 23: Today in Amazing Feats

Must-read links for your lunch break: Stacking dogs, Boston heroes and all the ice cream you can eat

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A pot filled with five tons of chocolate ice cream of Iranian dairy product company Choopan is unveiled during a ceremony in the foothills of Tochal in northern Tehran.

The Stupendous Stacking Dog: Warning: this will likely make you feel inadequate. This extraordinary canine can balance anything — and we mean anything — on his head. A tea kettle, a glass of water, an egg: you name it, he’ll stack it. What have you done today? (BuzzFeed)

Railways to Riches: Click here for photos of transformative triumphs: 10 beautifully repurposed railway stations across the globe. (Flavorwire)

Frozen Feat: Baskin Robbins previously held the Guinness World Record for largest tub of ice cream (8,865 lbs., for inquiring minds.) But Iran’s Choopan Dairy claims to have usurped the crown with its five-ton tub of the sweet stuff. Apparently, it took eight hours (and more than $30,000 worth of ice cream) to fill the giant container. One question: how long did it take to melt? (The Daily What)

Helpers and Heroes: Terrorism  in Boston last week made way for plenty of amazing feats of pure selflessness. Read here about 10 of the heroes who emerged during the tragedy. But first, you might want to grab some tissues. (mental_floss)

Long Distance Problems, Solved: At last, a solution to long distance love has come along. Your lonely days are over, and life will be like a song. A new app allows romantic partners to touch one another remotely with the help of some high-tech undies. Sound a bit confusing? This (slightly NSFW) video explains how the system works. The undies and app aren’t available for widespread purchase just yet, but please, have patience, young lovers! (

Shake, Shake, Shake: A new project called Infinity Cell lets you charge your iPhone by shaking it, meaning you’ll never have to worry about misplacing your charger again. Only drawback: the current prototype would require you to shake the device for three hours to get a full charge. (TechCrunch)

Synchronized Danger: 30 Canadian skiers teamed up, held hands and attempted a simultaneous backflip on the slopes. Thankfully, nobody went to the hospital. (