Weekend Links: Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold

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This falls under the banner of "mind = blown" -- apparently, we've been using ketchup cups all wrong. Ok, seriously, how many of you knew this is how they were supposed to be used?
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It's likely by now you've seen this Worst Death Scene in a Movie Ever ("ever?" you say … just watch), but it's worth seeing over and over again. It is, after all, the worst.
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Were you told in your formative years that water spins in a different direction in the southern hemisphere than in the northern because of the Coriolis effect? I was! Well that information is apparently entirely wrong, and here's why.
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These 20 Spectacularly Nerdy Dinosaur Jokes remind me of this bit from Wet Hot American Summer (or as Buzzfeed says, "Warning: these jokes may be Mesozoic era old. But that's kind of the point").
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Whilst on the subject of nerds, here's a fun infograph of high school nerds on film that makes me want to populate my watch queue with some of this nostalgia!
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The City Of The Future Will Be ... Covered In Lichen! "Lichen loves to grow on tall, rocky mountains. But it doesn't know the difference between that and a skyscraper. Covering our buildings in it would keep them cool for free, if one artist's experiments work out."
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In New York, the streets are paved with gold … literally. And diamonds, rubies and platinum, it seems. A Queens man makes his living by collecting bits of precious grit from the sidewalks of the Diamond District.
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This one goes out to the word lovers -- a guide to new words (I really heart this).
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week -- keep it up! Send your Flossy finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

October 7, 2012 - 6:12am
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