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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene
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Every year it's something - Tickle Me Elmo, Trolls, Nintendos - the "must have" toy of the season. Check out this list of the best selling Christmas toys from the last 50 years. Did any of you own any of these during their "hot" year, or fight off the mobs to get them? (Thanks Jan!)
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Procrastination Tool of the Week: try out this Book Meme to describe yourself with books you've read this year.
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Another procrastination tool - this one a game diversion called The Walls Are Not Cheese. But I think they are? Either way, I am somewhat addicted.
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It was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to make fuel out of Mountain Dew.
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You think you're a good driver, don't you? That you completely understand all road signs? That, undoubtedly, if you took the driving test again today you would pass with flying colors? Well ok then, play this little "name that road sign" quiz and find out! (I made a D but I assure you I am an excellent driver! No, really! At least by Atlanta standards ...)
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An amazing collection of unique golf courses and holes. Despite my dabbling in the sport, golf courses sometimes irritate me since they often use more water than some agricultural farms. However, I must admit that some of these courses are very, very cool!
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The first English encyclopaedia contained almost as much fiction and speculation as truth - here are 10 very weird facts (air quotes) from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1768 edition!
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What if all apartment complexes were this honest?
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We love BoingBoing's "Science Questions From a Toddler" series. This week's question: were any dinosaurs omnivores?

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[Last Weekend's Links]

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