Here are links to stuff (stories, photos, videos, etc.) I found interesting over the past few days:
• Fun facts — Harper’s
RT @harpers Tons of mud a Mongolian girl has eaten since ’94, because she finds it “delicious”: 1.7
RT @harpers Price, at a Reykjavík restaurant, of a whale kebab called “Moby Dick on a Stick”: $9
• Rwanda had a queen? — The Huffington Post
• Watch the trailer of John Cusack’s new film, “2012,” without the special effects. — Slashfilm
• It’s October! You know what that means …
It’s National Dessert Month, according to SELF magazine, which also shares recipes for some tasty treats. Additionally, October’s Filipino-American History, Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month all in one — and that’s just in the U.S.
• Should We Out Gay Politicians? — Newsweek
• See the first five minutes of Disney’s upcoming movie, “The Princess and the Frog.” — Slashfilm
• Who says The Huffington Post isn’t a newspaper? Arianna Huffington and company have unveiled a “Books” section. — The Huffington Post
• All hail the Prince Harry biopic — The Huffington Post
Rumors are floating around that indeed, there will be a film detailing the life of Prince Harry. It’s tentatively titled, “The Spare,” according to reports. People magazine and the link above already have polls on which actor should play his majesty.
The contenders: James McAvoy (“Atonement”), Rupert Friend (“Pride and Prejudice”), Robert Pattinson (“Twilight”) as well as Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint of the “Harry Potter” series.
• Find out if one of your favorite TV shows is in danger of cancellation. — Vulture blog
• Ohio and the death penalty: It’s complicated — The New York Times
• How to save journalism — and it’s one you probably haven’t heard of yet — Utne Reader
Also, the director of the Knight Center for Digital Media revealed 22 new rules for journalism in The Guardian. In related news, magazine publishing powerhouse, Conde Nast, has stopped the presses of the following magazines: Gourmet, Cookie, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride.
As @fimoculous put it, “NO, NOT ELEGANT BRIDE! ANYTHING BUT ELEGANT BRIDE! HOW COULD YOU CONDE NAST?”
• Even Winnie-the-Pooh has a past. Witness how this pop culture phenomenon started. Slideshow! — TIME
• Exactly how many degrees of separation are/were between you and the person you marry/married? — Marie Claire
Note: This will be a recurring blog post so feel free to check back for more. You can also view the past entries of this series, “In Case You Were Getting a Bikini Wax” and “In Case You Were Wrestling an Anaconda.”