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The Reading Room: Famous Cities Without Their Famous Landmarks, and Man-Made Quakes

The Reading Room: Famous Cities Without Their Famous Landmarks, and Man-Made Quakes

Credit: jhgraphicsusa, DesignCrowd.com

Credit: jhgraphicsusa, DesignCrowd.com

The result of an oddball photo-editing contest, these images of famous sites without their most famous sights are quite fascinating. [Salon]

San Francisco may be one of the least affordable cities in the U.S., but it’s a bargain to wealthy Chinese buyers, who cite it as their No. 1 pied-à-terre location. [SFGate]

Imagine telling people you’re from Meat Camp. Or Bucksnort. Well, residents of those and other Southern towns with oddball names don’t have to wonder. [Garden & Gun]

Today in comics:Fashion Cat’s Mansion.” [Vice]

Think you don’t need earthquake insurance in Oklahoma? Think again. Man-made quakes are on the rise in the U.S., especially in central and southern states, with OK at No. 1. [Los Angeles Times]

It’s hard to look away from this video of a volcano eruption in Chile:

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