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It’s time to check up what Washington publications are publishing in their features sections. Hate ‘em or love ‘em, they’re always worth a look.

The artsy fartsy— What’s more depressing than one person’s bucket list? Thousands of peoples’ bucket lists. WaPo has a feature on this giant chalkboard in Logan Circle on which passersby are encouraged to finish the sentence “before I die…” The board is an art project conceived by Candy Chang who first introduced the mega bucket list board in New Orleans. Naturally, a lot of the wishes on the board deal with becoming important political players, traveling, etc.

The farty fartyThe Daily Caller ran a story this week highlighting the theory some scientists have put forward that dinosaur farts helped warm the Earth 150 million years ago. Scientists estimate that dinosaurs produced about 520 million pounds of methane each year.

The malfunctioning— At the time of this post we tried clicking on several features in TWT‘s “Life” section and every story is the same, for some reason: “; charset=utf-8″ />”

The foreignPolitico reported this week that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently claimed dual-citizenship with Switzerland in addition to the United States. It turns out her husband, Marcus, is the son of Swiss immigrants and when he married Michele, she was automatically granted status as a Swiss. “I am proud of my husband, Marcus, the love of my life, and his Swiss heritage,” she said. “Even though I have been a dual citizen since I was married in 1978, I have never exercised any rights of that citizenship. Rather, I have always pledged allegiance to our one nation under God, the United States of America. We live in the greatest nation humankind has ever known and I am proud to be an American.” It’s really just fun to imagine Marcus in Swiss lederhosen.