Off topic: Awake for 11 days, songs that tell a story, NYPD ‘get out of jail free’ cards, why eat Tide pods

A look back at how the boy who stayed awake for 11 days managed to break the world record. “Fast Car,” “Copacabana” and more: How many of these songs that tell a story do you know? The NYPD union is reportedly reducing the number of “get out of jail free” cards issued to each officer. And why eat Tide pods? An anthropologist explains the appeal.

Photo: A warning label is attached to a package of Tide laundry detergent packets in Houston on May 24, 2012. (Pat Sullivan/AP)


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