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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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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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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!

[Last Weekend's Links]

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