Morning Cup of Links: Could Batman be Real?

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The 1984 phone call that changed the Olympics forever. Despite the Soviet boycott, China would participate in the games for the first time.
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Five medical breakthroughs which came about by accident. There are probably more, but some researchers said, "I meant to do that."
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Dark Knight Shift: Why Batman Could Exist--But Not for Long. A scientist looks at how the only non-supernatural superhero would operate in real life.
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Gangsters: They Don't Make "˜Em Like They Used To. Some odd facts about the most famous mobsters of the Prohibition era.
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A brutally honest account of what it's like to weigh 530 pounds, plus an update a year after weight loss surgery. You can also read about the surgery itself.
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Synchronized Motorbikes. Police in Italy show off their skills to celebrate some anniversary. Meanwhile, pickpockets were having a field day at Tivoli Fountain.
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The Most Irresponsible Science Lesson Ever Taught. Oh, by the way, don't try this at home.
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Cooties Explained. I'm glad we cleared that up.

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July 14, 2008 - 10:36pm
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