Nepalese politics in five sheets of toilet paper

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Even though it's been awhile since author John Green last wrote for the _floss, he's remains an unabashed knowledge junkie. Witness the latest post in his increasingly popular vlog experiment, "Brotherhood 2.0," in which he explains the dramatic and bloody political situation in Nepal -- as well as the condition known as pica, in which the sufferer is compelled to eat inedible things, like urinal cakes -- while choking down five sheets of toilet paper. (It's kind of a running gag on the vlog; don't ask.) A kind of circus act cum mini lecture, it'll make you laugh, cry and scratch your head -- why?

You can also learn more about pica from these two floss posts:
Do Not Eat -- Unless That's Your Thing, Man
Ice: Nature's Perfect Snack?

October 29, 2007 - 4:19am
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