Weekend Reading: A Tiny Hamster Eats Tiny Burritos, Food Rap, and More

What we're reading and clicking this week

As a lifelong sucker for anything miniature, this video of a tiny hamster eating tiny burritos (from a tiny poker-chip plate) totally made my week. —Zoe Schaeffer Gizmodo

Having a hard time wrapping your brain around string theory or Keynesian economics? These concepts and more get an every-man explanation makeover using practical examples from your kitchen. —Judy Haubert Mental Floss

Food and music mashups are nothing new but this mix of Biggie's food references is already one of my favorites, since the piece uses Biggie's own words to create original verses. Consider this added to my brunch playlist. —Marshall Bright Slate

Well, if I had ten thousand clams, I would totally bid on this sushi making class with the master chef Masaharu Morimoto, just one of the awesome items being auctioned off (coffee with Sally Field! lunch with Vernon Jordan!) as a fundraiser for the R.F.K. Center for Justice and Human Rights. —Betsy Andrews Charity Buzz

3-D printing is pretty much always cool, but rarely has the technology been been put to such captivatingly beautiful ends as these cocktail-sized Japanese ice sculptures of intricately detailed rearing horses, preening mermaids, blasting-off rockets, and more. —Helen Rosner Eater

A new scanning device will soon give us vital nutritional knowledge from the ease of our smart phones. While I'd prefer not to ruin the experience of browsing bakery counters with calorie counts, there's no denying this technology will empower those hoping to make informed dining decisions. —Michellina Jones CNN

I truly loved this story by Silas House about a small Kentucky grocery store, owned by his Aunt Dot, that served as a community center, therapist's office, place of worship, and an excellent source of pickled baloney. —Keith Pandolfi Southern Foodways