The Weekend Links

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From our friends at the Daily Tube, the most amazing prank I've ever seen. I can't believe the golfers aren't more impressed!
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You guys know I'm a weather nerd, so I definitely enjoyed this parody from the Onion News Network, focusing on an "intensely pleasant autumn" this year. Stay indoors!
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Interesting Halloween baby costume idea ... but the kid does look worried
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Check out these 13 Freaky Fish, and I don't use the term "freaky" lightly.

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If you're a koala on the prowl, here's one way to get noticed.
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The coolest Easter tradition ever: every Easter in the Greek island of Chios, two rival church parishes battle it out with an amazing fireworks competition.

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Peruse some of this year's Darwin Award winners (losers?). For those not familiar, "The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it..."
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I don't know if this link to a video of cell phones causing pop corn to pop is really cool or really scary ... and can anyone corroborate its truth? (Update: Nick points us to Wired's debunking.)
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Confuse your farther from from further? Can't quite recall when to use lay versus lie? Find some relief here.
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From the Annals of "See It To Believe It," it took me a moment to figure out what was so impressive with this, but then I realized those buildings were made of cards. If ever 'twas a reason to type "OMG" without irony, this would be it.

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After you're through perusing mentalfloss.com for the day, head over to one of these sites to continue flossing that ole grey matter.
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Oddly intriguing Wikipedia article of the week focusing on Humphrey, the official mouser at Number 10 Downing Street. His story includes murder! Intrigue! Who would have guessed.
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From Cary, this year's American beer stats. Fascinating yet somehow frightening.
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Ever wonder why hair texture changes as you age?
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Flossy friend Charlie has a great blog, Interesting Pile, with a ton of great links I highly encourage you to browse!
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Why can't we be Facebook friends? As of this morning, we have 2,876 fans. Let's see if we can push that closer to 3,000.
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And I've been asked to remind everyone to pick up a t-shirt. All of ours are currently 10% off—visit our store and use the code "bailout" during checkout.

Clean out those bookmark folders and send all internet arcana to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Much obliged!

[Last Weekend's Links]

October 18, 2008 - 5:45am
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