The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 6, 2012

Europe is the home to a few new world records. First, a German man holds his breath underwater for 22 minutes and 22 seconds. Second, people in Poland launch 12, 740 paper lanterns into the air simultaneously.  

Last week Andy Samberg announced he would be leaving SNL, and now he’s joining the cast of a new BBC sitcom. [NY Post]

Michelle Obama gives ten fun facts about gardening, including how you can grow your own broccoli, or as she likes to call it, Barack-oli. And she even has her own green, broccoli-like statue of her husband. [Huffington Post]

The 10 members of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros liven up the outdoor stage in a recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel. [Paste]




Joshua Witchger is the online assistant at Sojourners.

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