Live Crab Vending Machines

The Brooklyn Heights mansion where Truman Capote once hung his hat has a new owner.

Here’s what’s happening on Twitter this morning.

@slarkpope The USDA plans to purchase 7 million pounds of “pink slime” (an industrial meat product that fast food outlets have deemed to gross to use) over the next few months for school lunches.

@ElectricLit The Brooklyn Heights mansion where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s (he never owned the place, just rented there) has sold for $12 million.

@NYDNPhotos Japan’s ever-amazing collection items you can buy from a vending machine includes live crabs. This slideshow is really worth taking a gander at.