Atlas Obscura is hosting their second annual International Obscura Day on April 9, 2011. This is a day set aside for you to go on "expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures" in places near or not-so-near.
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Voyager I has been traveling in space for over 33 years. It is still maneuvering and sending back signals as it reaches the very edge of the sun's influence.
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20 Fortune Cookies That Don't Make Any Sense. In some, you kind of know what they are trying to say, and others are totally off in the ozone.
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The 1966 hit "Walk Away Renee" was written by a lovesick 16-year-old harpsichord player, which is probably why it stuck with us. You have to wonder how that harpsichord part ever got synched with the bass line. (Thanks, Joe!)
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URL Hunter is a game played entirely in your browser's address bar. You are the "O", trying to eat the "a"s, but it's harder than you might think. (via Breakfast Links)
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Enjoy 52 photographs from Carnival 2011. And another 43 pictures over here. A colorful sampling of celebrations all over the world. Some images NSFW.
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Madison gives us a tutorial on how to put on makeup with brushes. I only recommend this video because our expert Madison is five years old.
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This Fantasy World. Can true love drag a nerd out of the basement long enough for a dinner date?
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The Fantastic Mr. Starfox. This is why most science fiction filmmakers limit the amount of introspection allowed. (via Metafilter)
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Attention, sword-swallowers, fire-eaters, and blockheads! Ripley's Believe It Or Not is auditioning skilled sideshow freaks to work in their Odditorium.
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5 Forgotten Founding Fathers. Let's remember how they helped deliver a free nation for us.
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Missing links: If there is a particular past link you need that has been devoured by the system here at mental_floss, you might be able to find it here. Or ask, and I will look it up.