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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 4.12

The Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité? edition

The ban on full-face veils has begun in France among modest protest. “The law forbids clothing intended to hide the face in public spaces such as streets, markets, private business, government buildings and public transportation. Violators may be punished with a fine of 150 euros, equivalent to $215. But people forcing others to cover their faces are subject to much stiffer punishments, including a maximum 12 months in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros, equivalent to more than $42,000, or twice that amount if the person forced to cover their face is a minor.” (via The New York Times)

Why people think “chemicals” is a scary word. (via Scientific American)

Frackin’ chocolate! How is it made? (via Punctuated Equilibrium)

What do you mean you don’t want to eat candy from the bifurcated necks of Wills and Kate?!? (via Jezebel)

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