Nepalese politics in five sheets of toilet paper

Ransom Riggs

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?