Weekend Links: Free Chocolate for Life

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Winning a lifetime supply of Hershey’s chocolate sounds like it was probably amazing; Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, maybe less so.

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An Australian restaurant owner who thinks the word “the” contains too many letters is campaigning to introduce a symbol to replace the most-used word in the English language, for efficiency’s sake. He probably won’t get very far with it.

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55 people in a donut shop drive-through line bought the next car’s order in a heartwarming demonstration of strangers bringing a little joy to each other’s days.

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Washing your hair is another basic task rendered extremely difficult by zero gravity in outer space.

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Apparently, there are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.

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The trailer for upcoming film The Fifth Estate features BBC’s Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch with bleached-blond locks as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is reportedly unhappy with the movie.

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These famous early risers didn't manage to become successful by hitting the snooze button, which is dispiriting news for the late-sleeping night owls among us.

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A Chinese man stole over 800 books’ worth of “highbrow reading material” in less than half a year. When questioned by the police, the suspect said he was hoping to "comprehend the meaning of life." He was arrested and is presumably still questioning.

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July 20, 2013 - 9:00am
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