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Weekend Links: Around The World in One Minute

Allison Keene
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Forget going around the world in 80 days, try one minute. The editing of this clip is so fantastic. Makes me want to hop on a plane! (Thanks Carl!)
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From the Annals of Compassion: "That truck driver you flipped off? Let me tell you his story." Also let me point you to one of the best articles I've ever read - it's a doozie for length so print it out and take some time with it! A Fleet Of One: the life of long-haul truckers.
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No better way to learn about historical events than through the eyes of those who were there - check out Eyewitness to History for stories and snapshots!
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If you are TV-obsessed like I am you probably are wondering when your favorite shows will be back. Well, Google no more! Is It Back is your one-stop shop (Especially helpful since the networks keep juggling days and time slots)
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Fantastic portraits of dogs as they shake off water.
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From Holly, it appears New Yorkers enjoy their parks … a little too much. As in they enjoy eating them, much to the distress of the Central Park Conservancy. (I love the headline: "Enjoy Park Greenery, City Says, but Not as Salad") Have you ever eaten something green from a park?
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The folks at Made Men explain why they believe diamonds are for suckers (to the relief of engagement-ring buyers everywhere). Rubies are rarer than diamonds but nobody make a big deal out of them anymore!
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Don't be put off by the "porn" title (oh wow I can't imagine how many spam emails I'm going to get this week now), Bookshelf Porn is all about bookshelves. Glorious, glorious bookshelves! 
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Which brings me to this: follow me on Twitter and I'll explain to you how books work.
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send your Flossy submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

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