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Weekend Links: A Robot’s-Eye View of Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover took a selfie on Mars.

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With this handy GIF guide to Michael Jackson’s most famous dance move, you too can Moonwalk.

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In this literary map of the United States, the Northeast is Longfellow, Salinger, Emerson, and Poe; Cormac McCarthy dominates Texas, with O. Henry at a respectable second place; and Herman Melville, unsurprisingly, occupies the sea.

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Foreign movie posters, like these 15 advertisements for classic Oscar winners, can sometimes help reveal how different cultures perceive American cinema. Other times, they’re just downright weird.

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The graphic design and typography nerds out there will appreciate this look at great and not-so-great subway logos from around the world. While some do effectively convey the speed and ease of rail travel, others look better suited to airlines or Power Rangers.

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These 10 actors should’ve fired their accent coaches.

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What films have the current and former presidents screened in the White House movie theatre? Lots of war movies, cowboy movies, Naked Gun, and Field of Dreams, for starters.

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Dumbphone, flexitarian, appletini, and tweetable are just a few of the words newly admitted to Oxford Dictionaries Online.

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