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Watercooler Stories – January 9, 2013 – UPI.com

Voters prefer cockroaches to Congress WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) — With approval ratings for Congress languishing in the single digits, a new poll suggests calling a lawmaker subhuman might be an insult — to cockroaches. Public Policy Polling asked Americans a series of either-or questions between Congress and some traditionally …

Mongolian Death Worm: Legendary Creepy-Crawly Desert Killer

Mongolia, a land of mystery. Where the grave of great warrior king Genghis Khan, who created an empire stretching from the Baltic and Black to the Bering seas, remains undiscovered. Where the national dish has become Mongolian barbecue, the stir-fry buffet variety invented in the United States. And where giant, …

Why Genghis Khan was good for the planet

His empire lasted a century and a half and eventually covered nearly a quarter of the earth’s surface. His murderous Mongol armies were responsible for the massacre of as many as 40 million people. Even today, his name remains a byword for brutality and terror. But boy, was Genghis green. …