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How Fast Can You Read?

Sohowfastcanyouread?Really?Areyousure?Well,we’llseeaboutthat,whydon’twe.* Head on over to this nifty webpage over at Staples to see how you stack up against the national average: Link – via Metafilter *This is how I felt after I completed the test.

A Staple of Modern Art

Notice anything strange about the artwork above? How about the fact that it’s made out of staples? The creation is made by Paris-based artist Baptiste Debombourg. His most recent mural is made up of 450,000 staples. Link Via Laughing Squid

The Number of the Day: 1 in 11

At your typical American shopping mall, one in every 11 stores is currently empty — the highest vacancy rate in a decade. Related Link: The stories behind 20 mall staples. [Sources: The Week and TIME. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

Indy Explains Egypt

Confused about the situation in Egypt? It’s understandable, there’s a lot going on and with the Internet clampdown you’re left in the hands of the news organizations, which already had their hands full with coverage of Snooki’s novel. I don’t know about you, but i find that there’s no better way of absorbing information than [...]