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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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Taking a moment away from odd uses of a piano keyboard, here are 13 super cool computer keyboards and 15 more that are awfully strange. (Thanks Jan!)
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This spider can't be scary - it's smiling at me! When I scrolled down I couldn't help but laugh. Yes, this smiley spider exists to mock its prey to death with a cheerful visage.
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Indeed, not all insects and related brethren are strictly creepy-crawly. In fact, some are downright desirable to meet.

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From the Annals of Too Much Time: Toilet Paper Origami.
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Don't let a reliance on social networking interfere with actual human contact - here are Seven Tips for Making Good Conversation With a Stranger for those of you who need a refresher (or for anyone - idle chit chat is the bane of most people's existence!)
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Have you ever sung along with a catchy song but felt a residual guilt afterwards because you didn't agree with its lyrics? Here's a list of 11 misogynistic songs that get a lot of love despite their questionable message.
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Flossy reader Amanda sent in this link to this panoramic screen view that neither of us can explain but both agree is really cool!
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24 hour bad news coverage on six channels about the economy, stock prices, wars, fire and famine bringing you down? Fear not! Sarah@Home (not to be confused with other Flossy contributor Sarah in CA) recommends you visit the Good News Network to get your fill of people doing things RIGHT.
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If that's not enough though to brighten your day, this tiny hedgehog will surely do the trick. Its powers of cute are infinite!

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Cannibalism ... in space! It seems that the missing link in Pulsar evolution is in fact a cannibal star.

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Hope everyone has a splendid long weekend! If you're lounging around surfing the internet, don't forget to send your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!

[Last Weekend's Links]

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