Here's a bizarre little gem from Flossy Friend Jeff over at Chicago Magazine. The song involves state capitals, dinosaurs, punk rock, and 10,000 M&Ms ... so I know you guys will get some enjoyment from it.
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From my friend Thomas, amazing pictures of undersea eruptions near Tonga.

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Some helpful travel tips, thanks to Sarah in CA: 10 odd laws you should know that can get you in trouble around the world (and ... Florida. Of course)
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How to trick Google Earth by creating your own "dead pixel."
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Whoever thinks punctuation isn't sexy obviously isn't familiar with the Comma Sutra.
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Courtesy of Scott, "Here's a pretty incredible Rube Goldberg machine video that I came across. I didn't realize these things actually had a name!" I don't care of it's real, if not it would be a ridiculously elaborate fake and still worthy of my esteem! Regardless I'm amazed and blown away by this, especially as someone who miraculously avoided physics in college ...
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Speaking of, here are the physics theories behind four dramatic demonstrations: walking on broken glass, dipping one's fingers in molten lead, breaking a concrete block over someone lying between beds of nails, and picking up an orange-hot piece of silica tile ... y'know, the usual.

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Thinking about setting up the old post-apocalyptic dwelling? Takes some ideas from this one. It kind of reminds of me of Adrian Veidt's Antarctic palace.
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Tarantino should have considered using these enterprising young filmmakers as his editors - presented to you now are Kill Bill Parts 1 & 2, in One Minute, in One Take. Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
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If you're a do-it-yourself kind of person, or just looking for some rainy-day activities, here are 80 How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking.
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The ice cube hasn't really come very far throughout time. I have long thought that ice cubes should be comprised of the liquid you are drinking - that way when they melt they don't dilute the beverage. For now, I guess I can be appeased with some really creative cube trays to at least make the experience more interesting!
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The world as described in Gattaca is upon us ... although only as relates to Finches. Apparently, Finch mothers can subconsciously control the gender of their little ones.
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I think this game has been posted before, but it's worth a repeat. As Kolja puts it, "seriously addicting and challenging and a bit hard to figure out at first. Requires thinking outside the box." I got about four and then gave up. If you tried it, how did you guys fare?
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Flossy friend Larry has reprinted a list of books that people claim they've read but admit here that they haven't. What are some books you Flossy readers out there have claimed to have enjoyed but never really opened?
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If you've caught an early spring cold, one of these unusual remedies might help. While a stuffy nose may inhibit one of your senses, not to worry - sixth sense technology may be here to help!
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Weekend Links faithful Jan has stumbled across something that may be of use to all of us - Readability is a cool free application for your web browser that helps you zero in on blog posts and stories online without having to deal with all the irritating clutter around you. Honestly, there are few things I hate more than a flash ad auto-playing at max volume when I'm attempting to read something really great. (Before you say anything, no the link isn't broken ...)
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Our own Jason English supplied a fascinating link this week - 15 historical and intriguing bank checks. Checks not taking your money or giving it to you have never been so interesting!

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I've been spending my weekend watching old episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which puts me in the mood for harvesting ... harvesting links, that is. Send 'em my way! You know the drill - FlossyLinks@gmail.com Have a great weekend!

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