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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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If you're hungry or on a diet, you may not want to click here, where tons of delicious food pictures are aggregated from blogs and on display. The idea is so popular, there's another site devoted to it as well.
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Speaking of food, according to this article, chewing your food 40 times before swallowing may not be in your best interest. At least, that's how some dinosaurs did it ... but you see what happened to them.
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A cheap decorating idea: "When Charlie Kratzer started on the basement art project in his south Lexington home, he was surrounded by walls painted a classic cream. Ten dollars of Magic Marker and Sharpie later, the place was black and cream and drawn all over."
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Everything I needed to know in life I learned from ... a baby duck feeding carp?. See it to believe it!
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See if your town made it on the list of 7 Brainiest American Cities. Mine, er, didn't.
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Slightly scary jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

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Short and hilarious video on elevator psychology. As a frequent elevator user myself, I know it's hard to resist the actions of your cramped compartment cohorts.
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Dailies and Alt Weeklies are in trouble everywhere. Read the Washington City Paper's satirical cover story regarding its parent company's bankruptcy, and what it means for readers.
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Are you getting beaten up for your sandwich on the playground (or the office?) ... consider using this anti-theft lunch bag.
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For any Flossers from the UK, try this service that allows you to instantly send a drink voucher from Corney & Barrow Wine Bar directly to someone's mobile phone. As link-finder Meredith points out, "They are also a supplier to Queen Elizabeth II, but I'm not aware if the Queen utilizes this service. ;)" As far as we know, anyway.
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A video that shows how a space painting is made with spray paint. The result is rather unexpectedly beautiful.
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[Last Weekend's Links]

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