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Innovation of the Day: Postage stamps that taste like chocolate

Sending snail mail just got a little sweeter. Thanks, Belgium.
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Could this be the chocolate used to flavor Belgian stamps? Here, chocolate maker Denis Vernaillen makes chocolates at a Cote D'or shop in Brussels.( DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)
The Belgian post office, Bpost, has launched a set of special stamps that smell and taste of chocolate.

Viral Video of the Day

Having a case of the Mondays? Shake off the blues with the Harlem Shake.
Move over Gangnam style, there's a new dance craze in town.

Number of the Day: 83

83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women have experienced sexual harassment in Egypt.
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(Illustration by Kyle Kim/GlobalPost)

If we consult ancient numerology, we find that the number 83 represents possible troubles, worries and conflicts in life.

And unfortunately, our reasoning behind choosing 83 as the number of the day doesn't stray too far from this bleak description.

According to a 2008 study by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) — the only report of its kind — 83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women have experienced sexual harassment in Egypt.


Video of the Day

In China, the sky is falling.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but this video out of China is still pretty stirring — especially ahead of the snowmageddon which is expected to slap the Northeast US in the face tomorrow morning.

What the LIBOR isn't

Don't get your London Interbank Offered Rates mixed up with your Liboars.

Do you find yourself scratching your head every time the term "LIBOR" starts making headlines?

It's not easy to remember technical — and often painfully boring — explanations of financial terms. Which is why GlobalPost made this handy, fun explainer back in July.


Number of the Day: 8

An earthquake with the magnitude of 8.0 struck east of the Solomon Islands, prompting tsunami warnings across the Pacific.
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The Solomon Islands (Google Maps/Screengrab)

Notes in a musical scale. 

Legs on an octopus.

Sides on a Stop sign.

Pints in a gallon.

The number of days a week needed for Lennon and McCartney to show they care.

Sadly, today's number of the day reflects the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struck off the Solomon Islands earlier this morning.


Viral Video of the Day

The newest employee of Tama Zoo outside Tokyo donned a zebra costume during the drill as emergency workers set up a barricade.
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A zookeeper checks a zebra-dressed man after being 'tranquilized' during a drill to practice what to do in the event of an animal escape at the Tama zoo in western suburb of Tokyo on February 1, 2013. About 60 zookeepers participated in the annual drill. AFP PHOTO/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Japanese are nothing if they're not prepared. Here, we see the newest employee of Tama Zoo outside Tokyo donning a zebra costume during an earthquake drill as emergency workers set up a barricade.

Propaganda Video of the Day

North Korea has released an insane dream-sequence propaganda video using Modern Warfare 3 footage and "We are the world" music. Yes, they have.

To say it simply, is to say it best. And our friends over at TechCrunch truly got to the heart of this one today:

"If you watch one paranoid fever dream video of a missile-blown New York set to a Muzak version of 'We Are The World,' make it this one."