Off topic: When backpacks were born, popcorn and calories, geeky pranks, fiscal cliff explained with toys

Backpack history: They’re relatively young. In case you’re going to go see all those holiday releases at the movies: nutritional information about popcorn and other goodies. Geeky practical jokes and pranks. And a video explanation of Clifford the big red fiscal cliff dog by Reuters columnist Felix Salmon, who also uses other toys (Superman as Obama, Batman as Boehner) in his act. (via Freakonomics)


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