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NYC, the Khorasan and a three-breasted woman…
Sep 24th 2014, 1:15 PM 7,705 5

LOOKING FOR SOME articles and videos to help break up the afternoon, but only have 10 minutes to spare?

Try these nuggets for size – all take 10 minutes or less to enjoy.

1. Trip through NYC

Source: Piotr Wancerz/Vimeo

Can we go to NYC now? That’s what you’ll be asking after you watch this. Swift but lovely.  [Piot Wancerz - 2 mins]

2. Three-breasted woman…


By now you’ve probably heard about the alleged ‘three-boobed woman’ in the US. But as Amy writes over on, there are compelling reasons for this being a giant hoax… [ - 5mins]

3. What is Khorasan?

Al-Qaida Syria Source: AP/Press Association Images

The United States and allies from five Arab nations launched airstrikes against Islamic State militants this week – but also against a group called Khorasan. If you’re wondering who Khorasan are, this Mashable explainer is good. [Mashable - 2mins]

4. Feminism

Source: Alejandra Rodríguez/YouTube

Did you miss Emma Watson‘s speech about feminism at the UN? Here you go. []

5. A childhood nightmare

Cambodia at the Oscars A tourist looks at portraits of genocide victims at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly the most notorious Khmer Rouge prison, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Bunhom Chhorn is a survivor of a Khmer Rouge prison, having spent time in the deadly place as a child. Now he has made a film about his painful past, and what happened at the prison. [Phnom Penh Post - 9 mins]

“Europeans always call it closure, but if you have someone who was killed at that time, there’s no such thing as closure, because every time you close your eyes it’s there.”
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