Weekend Links: How Many Words Do You Know?

How many words do you know? I missed one at the very end, curses! Apparently that means I know close to 50,000 words (or more accurately, I can reasonably guess the meanings of around that many).
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Check out the top 10 strangest things that need more explanation. Well this will keep me up for the rest of the weekend.
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For those who watch the "Big Bang Theory" (and even for those who don't) here are the rules for Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock (this makes things so much more clear. I think).
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From Holly: in an Inuit village, too remote for cars, Google Street View is achieved … via a tricycle!
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And speaking of that -- Updated: The Funniest Pictures Found on Google Street View
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it: "Bizarre poodle moth fascinates and frightens" (um, I'm going to go with mostly frightens).
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Tesla has been getting a nice resurgence in popularity lately, so why not take it to the next step? Here are Three Reasons Why A Nikola Tesla Video Game Would Kick Butt. [Light language warning].
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Play Deal Or No Deal online, and then realize that fake winning $400,000 is really not as gratifying as the real thing …
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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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