Morning Cup of Links: Balancing Between Hot Air Balloons

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The Skyliners are a group of French thrill-seekers who display an endless capacity to prioritize said thrills over fear. Their latest adventure involves tightrope walking between two hot air balloons.
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A new species of jellyfish has been discovered after it washed up on a beach in Tasmania. It's large and gooey and kind of gross looking.
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Former executive editor Bill Keller is leaving the New York Times to join media start-up The Marshall Project. Read what he had to say about the surprising move.
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A mural tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman has appeared in Manhattan's East Village. The memorial was done by street artist Michael DeNicola (a.k.a. Ink Lungs).
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The Sochi Winter Olympics are the most expensive Games in history. Check out a series of graphic representations of where all that money went.
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This 23-foot long chart shows 5885 years of history, from 4004 B.C. to 1881 A.D. Scroll around for everything from the Tower of Babel to the invention of the spinning wheel.
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In a 1981 clip from The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, Muhammad Ali talks a Vietnam Vet off a ledge in L.A.
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Famous chefs weigh in on which vegetables are overrated and which are underrated. Kale does not get much love.

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