Weekend Links: Life in the Year 1555

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Even if you aren't familiar with ESPN pundit John Clayton, you will still appreciate the weird humor of this SportsCenter promo that features him. Please let that ponytail be real ...
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Why you'll always remember Empire's phone number is 588-2300: The history of ad jingles.
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See the Mars rover Curiosity go! Literally. Curiosity's tracks, from space.
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And speaking of Mars, how about a lovely short film about the Cat of Mars?
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You probably guessed this, but now there is proof: those arcade claw games are indeed set so that you don't win (not that you can't win, but just that the odds are not in your favor).
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So it looks like MLB will get to its historic 500,000th error some time in the next week or so, but who is most likely to commit it?
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How much better off are we in 2012 than we were in 1555? Take a trip back through time to the 16th century ...
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As a map nerd and someone devoted to Google Maps, I present to you: how Google builds its maps, and what it means for the future of everything.
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

September 9, 2012 - 7:00am
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