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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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The Weekend Links are a tad truncated today since I am actually in the internet-less hinterlands as this post goes to press, but let's big with a strong opener: From the Annals of Too Much Time: Beer Bottle Dominoes. "This video is a paradox. You'd have to drink a lot of beer to get all those bottles. You'd have to drink a lot of beer to want to build this. You'd have to be totally sober to pull it off."
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Strikingly beautiful Hi-Def shots from the Etosha National Park in Namibia.
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Freak our your overnight guests by making a pancake breakfast ... of their faces. (Thanks Jan!)

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The contents of your pantry may be more versatile than you think: Extraordinary Uses for 16 Ordinary Household Items
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The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry (Biomimicry - The practice of developing sustainable human technologies inspired by nature. Sometimes called Biomimetics or Bionics, it's basically biologically inspired engineering).
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Have a terrible memory? B-vitamins helping you remember where you put your keys but not the first 2,000 digits of Pi? Train your brain to remember any number with the Major Memory System.
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Depressed by the winter doldrums? You got nothing on this guy (er, cat)
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Get ready for spring by making an 8-foot Scrabble board for your backyard.
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Hmmm, perhaps a 'Lost' island theory? Nah, too easy. Besides, where would the time travel come in?

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Thanks as always for the links, and don't stop sending 'em in to FlossyLinks@gmail.com! Happy Valentine's Day!

[Last Weekend's Links]

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