We've scoured the Web to find the best intel you might have missed this week. In this edition: The Obama campaign joins Pinterest, the world finally gets its first edible cookbook, MC Hammer celebrates his 50th birthday, and your Mega Millions Jackpot is now . . . $640 million.
That whole health-care thing might not be going well, but at least Obama supporters can take solace in knowing that there is now an official presidential Pinterest account. So far, the page has eight boards and 65 pins, and it's a lot more engaging than the competition's. But is it too much to hope that the campaign will stop acting like it needs to do this stuff to win and just let Joe Biden speak freely? [Pinterest]
Today is rapper MC Hammer's 50th birthday, which means that from now on, it's not so much that you can't touch this; it's that you probably won't want to. Nevertheless, The Boombox honors the rapper turned minister with a roundup of 10 facts you may not know about him. [The Boombox]
Eat Your Words
This week we stumbled upon the first-ever edible cookbook, courtesy of the German creative firm Korefe. Made entirely out of pasta, each "page" doubles as a sheet of lasagna. So far, so good—though if you forget to make a note of the cook time after it goes in the oven, you're shit out of luck. [Korefe]
Everyone is freaking out about tonight's $640 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing. Buzzfeed has a nice piece on 26 absurd things to buy if you win, including a $12K toilet "throne," a $100K straw Panama hat, a $10K iPhone case, and solid-gold playing cards—all of which are just about as practical as the notion that you should drop a bunch of cash on lotto tickets because you're feeling lucky. [Buzzfeed]
—Justine Goodman, associate Web editor at Details