Morning Cup of Links: Olympic Diet & Beauty Tips

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The "mystery woman" seen with Kim Jong-Un recently was the source of international speculation, which all turned out to be wrong. The North Korean leader married Comrade Ri Sol Ju a few years ago, even before his father died.
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Does this pet opossum eating a strawberry look cute to you? To think so, I had to clear my mind of the more familiar image of one baring its teeth at me from a tree branch or lying dead in the road. His name is JJ.
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MIT determined the airports that are most likely to be disease-spreading hubs in the event of a global pandemic. They are not necessarily the busiest or most crowded airports.
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In 1936, nine American rowers took on the Nazis, who had a definite home-field advantage. Here's the story of the greatest Olympic race you’ve never heard of.
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Robot snake! Robot snake! And it can climb through fences and up your leg!
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Cloud Atlas has an amazing 5-minute trailer. The story spans thousands of years, but the Wachowski brothers siblings appear to be up to the challenge of bringing it to the big screen.
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They go fast and sweat a lot, but Olympic athletes will have the world's cameras trained on them for two weeks. Some are willing to share the beauty secrets of their sports.
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Athletes, especially those in endurance events, burn two to three times as many calories as the rest of us. To get that much fuel replaced requires lots of healthy pizza, ice cream, and beer.
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Unprotected is the autobiography of a condom who lives in a wallet, whose story parallels the life of Jordi, who owns the wallet. Altogether, a delightful short story that might make you go all verklempt before it's over.
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New York photographer Navid Baraty takes birds-eye view pictures from the top of city skyscrapers. Hold on to your seat while you look down at them.
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3 Really Short Wars and 3 Really Long Wars. Both extremes are left out of U.S. history books for simplicity's sake.

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July 27, 2012 - 3:06am
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