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Cory Doctorow's "fatkins" are almost here: "FTO Obesity Variant Circuitry and Adipocyte Browning in Humans"  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1502214
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Oreo-flavored Oreos!
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I'm really on the fence on this, but I think GOPTeens is a satire account.

I mean, Poe's Law is really clouding the water on this one, but the shirts they sell seem a little too ridiculous to me.

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Some history for y'all!
William Taft was not a small man. At 354 pounds, the 27th President of the United States was once described by The New York Times as “the only massively obese man” to ever lead the nation. He was also...
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My big accomplishment of the past weekend: I finally finished Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.  

If you like eating sourdough bread, the really chewy kind that's almost too hard, but still edible, but it really takes a lot of effort to chew and you eat it and enjoy it but while you're eating it you're thinking maybe this bread is just a tad too hard to chew, but then you're not sure if it would be more or less enjoyable if it was a little bit softer, and maybe it would actually be less enjoyable if it wasn't so hard to eat and you worry about getting those little cuts in your mouth from the hard crust, the little cuts that smart a bit, but just for a while, and then you forget about them because your mouth heals so quickly, then maybe you would enjoy that book.
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Wikipedia says: "The novel includes 388 endnotes that cap almost a thousand pages of prose."
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Today I want to tell you about $heriff, an awesome new tool I learned about recently. It's currently an add-on to the Firefox and IE browsers, but it will be compatible with Chrome soon. I mention ...
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