Morning Cup of Links: The LEGO Story

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Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy!

If you were left scratching your head and wondering, "Who the heck is Paul Ryan?" after Mitt Romney's running mate announcement, The Week has a list of 6 curious facts about the potential VP.
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To celebrate the classic building block's 80th birthday, the LEGO Group has released a Pixar-like animated video that tells the story of LEGO.
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Here at mental_floss, we love beautiful bookstores and libraries, so of course we love the awesome Tokyo's Tokyo airport-based comic book shop, where the bookshelves, walls, and tables resemble the panels, pages, and text bubbles of the comics themselves.
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Have you seen the Geek Zodiac? There's an awesome poster, but there's also a comic featuring characters based on the 12 signs of the Geek Zodiac. What's your sign? (I'm an Alien, apparently.)
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The Olympics might be over, but we're still marveling at these multi-exposure photographs of Olympians competing. (The gymnastics ones are particularly cool.)
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As I'm sure you know, it's now Shark Week. To celebrate, Mark Anderson of Andertoons has created a quick and easy tutorial on how to draw a cartoon shark.
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Personally, my sea creature of choice is probably the seahorse, so I'm digging these incredible photos of seahorses by Felicia McCaulley.
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Poop power! Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a new technique for treating wastewater, which has the potential to produce 50 times more electricity than conventional methods for generating power from poo.
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Gotye has celebrated his fans with a surprisingly enjoyable supercut video of people covering his single, "Somebody That I Used To Know." The clip, titled "Somebodies," features some 120 different covers of the hit tune.

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August 14, 2012 - 1:05am
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