Weekend Links: Breakfast Around the World

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Not everyone has bacon and eggs or toast and yogurt for breakfast. Breakfast around the world ranges from miso soup and steamed white rice (Japan) to tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives (Turkey).
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An exclusive interview with Miss Piggy, perhaps Hollywood’s most humble porcine star after Babe and Wilbur, reveals the actress’s greatest fear, most treasured possession, and a near-death experience paying full retail price.
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There's been a huge discovery about prime numbers! Here's what it means for the future of math.
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One lucky home remodeler in Minnesota discovered an original copy of Action Comics #1 hidden in the insulation of his recently purchased new property. The exceedingly rare issue, which features Superman’s first appearance, is already bidding at $127,000.
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Comics aren’t the only memorabilia selling for obscene amounts of cash: Luke Skywalker’s pants just sold at auction for $36,100. According to actor Mark Hamill, the pants in question were a run-of-the-mill distressed pair of Levi’s, which retail new for about $78.
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How much do you think someone would pay for Ronald Reagan’s sweatpants?
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Denmark won this year’s Eurovision song contest and the rights/responsibilies of hosting next year’s show with Emmelie de Forest’s performance of “Only Teardrops.” While the honor lasts a full year, contest entries as ridiculous as these are truly timeless.
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Cross your fingers and hope whoever’s been assigned to sing the national anthem this Memorial Day weekend won’t flub it as badly as these people did.

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