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Here at The Atlantic Wire, we respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our jobs easier. Sometimes, though, we have no idea what they're talking about. So after a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite head-scratchers.


"Cucumber charge," of course, is a shorter and slightly more mystifying way of saying "allegations Spanish produce is the source of the massive E. coli outbreak currently threatening Europe."

Could the DNA barcodes used to expose widespread fish fraud also become a shopper's best friend? than a minute ago via Favorite Retweet Reply

Some tweets are laconically confusing. This one, though, is a real mouthful.

Top 10 evil animals (Make a disgustingly cute montage out of this, Internet) | than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

This is a fight you can't win @Time. If there's anything the Internet knows better than montages of cute animals, it is montages of animals that are purportedly evil, but in reality just misunderstood. Even the slimiest and pointiest of animals looks adorable in montage form.


Fox News says it has confirmed that its ticker in New York was not hacked.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

For some reason, we thought this sounded like a plot point to a lesser, pulmonary-based sequel to Inception. And you know what? We're kind of intrigued.



Cue the inevitable backlash from the Slow Meatball crowd. On the other hand, the "well, here's this thing" formula WaPoFood's employing here is hard to argue with at the end of the day.

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