Now Read This: Russians are shaving in protest of Eurovision and teenagers are walking cabbage


Austria’s Conchita Wurst won this year’s Eurovision with her track, “Rise Like a Phoenix.” (Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)

We spend our days browsing the Web for the most interesting, often weirdest links out there so you don’t have to. Now read this:

– Russians are shaving their beards and posting hate memes because Conchita Wurst, an Austrian drag queen, won the annual Eurovision song competition.

– If McGill University Laurent Duvernay-Tardif had been drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs a day sooner, the med student may have had to take the call while delivering twins via emergency C-section.

– “I have more interest for my cabbage than I do for my parents,” says one teen in Beijing who was part of a cabbage-walking performance art earlier this month.

– Because pen pals are so analog and 20th century, MIT is creating 20 Day Stranger, an app for swapping details on your day-to-day behavior with a total stranger’s. (They still need volunteers to test it, too.)

– An Iowa distillery is trying to raise pigs that taste like whiskey — and perhaps make bacon even tastier.

– A Tokyo restaurant is offering a “balding discount” to customers who are losing their hair because of job stress.

– In Idaho, cyclist’s are allowed to treat stop sign like a yield sign and proceed through a red light if there is no oncoming traffic. Shouldn’t this be the law everywhere?

 

 

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