The annual Vasaloppet in Sweden is the largest cross-country ski race in the world. See a video of the more than 15,000 people who took part on March 6th. (via Dark Roasted Blend)
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The Tale of a Japanese Dog that Refused to Leave an Injured Friend. Have your hanky ready, but be assured they are both OK now. (via Breakfast Links)
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Can You Pay Mommies and Daddies to Be Better Parents? An experiment in Chicago Heights is looking into the possibility that parents can be "incentivized" the way school students can be.
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How to make a really big blanket. First, you need some really, really big knitting needles. (via Neatorama)
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"Should I take potassium iodide pills to protect against radiation exposure?" Boing Boing posted an FAQ about the popular antidote and other radiation fears.
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This home for sale comes with a garage door opener that is powered by electricity. You won't believe how that electricity gets to the garage door opener.
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Animated biology class notes. Doodling a robot elephant is so much more fun than etoecology.
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3 Colorful California Politicians. Believe me, it takes a lot of color to stand out from the crowd in California.