Pastafarianism: Flying Spaghetti Monster cult grows, from BoingBoing.

The Dread Pirate Bin Laden: How thinking of terrorists as pirates can help win the war on terror, from Legal Affairs.

Ministry of Reshelving puts 1984 in its proper place, from BoingBoing.

What Makes People Gay?, from Boston.com. "The debate has always been that it was either all in the child's upbringing or all in the genes. But what if it's something else?"

The Big Gulp, from Wired. "NASA pisses away millions hauling H2O into orbit. But there's a better way -- recycle astronaut urine. Just one question: How does it taste?"

Mindful of Symbols, from Scientific American. "On the way to learning that one thing can represent another, young children often conflate the real item and its symbol. These errors show how difficult it is to start thinking symbolically."

Group Theory in the Bedroom: An insomniac's guide to the curious mathematics of mattress flipping, from American Scientist.

Lions and Cheetahs and Elephants, Oh My!: Let them run wild. In North America, from Slate.

The Word on the Street: The cumulative genius of Overheard in New York, from Slate.

Thigh the beloved country, from Salon (watch an ad for a free site pass). "Muscle-bound models sporting 'big butts' star in Nike's fall ad campaign. Can this real-women marketing craze be real?"

Kid Karma, from The Sneeze.

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