Weekend Links: Meeting Silverback Gorillas

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From my friend Martha, a video that has been blowing up this week that is a must-see of the highest sort: meeting Silverback Gorillas (or as a YouTube commenter so aptly put it, "a bored gorilla dad takes his kids to the zoo [to see the human]") Brilliant. I would have been terrified. They are so huge!
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Mapmaking is a dying art, but when it's done well, it's a sight to behold. David Imus spent seven days a week for two years in a farmhouse working on what is arguably the greatest paper map of the U.S. ever made - and the details as to why are mind boggling.
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Really fascinating and hard to imagine for most, the 1948 photoessay "Country Doctor;" plus some new unpublished images.
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Not sure which glue to use on what fabric or material? Fear no more: there's a handy Glue Chart to guide you!
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A kind of real-life Photoshopping: altering thrift store art.
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The unexpectedly pretty patterns of housing developments around the world. Creeper bonus: spy on everyone's backyards!
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Niche joke of the day for gamers: "Skyrim Mom" is the only Twitter account you need to read today.
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From the Annals of Science: How A Thousand Pounds Of Butter Becomes Three Days’ Worth Of Energy.
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San Francisco in ruins after the earthquake, as seen from an airship in 1906. Amazing.
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A big thanks to all who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or you can send me a link on Twitter.

January 15, 2012 - 6:31am
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