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Weekend Links: Disgusting Cartoon-Themed Snacks

From my friend Alexis, "a strange, well-written, utterly chilling story with a haunting central image: that of a Japanese prodigy performing to an American audience on Nov. 11, 1945, months after Hiroshima was bombed, the music of a composer, Mendelssohn, who was banned by the Nazis, on a violin -- a mysterious possible Stradivarius, likely stolen -- that was gifted to her by one of Hitler's most evil henchmen." Settle in!
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These NBA Doppelganger GIFs are pretty terrifying(ly accurate).
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It's been a while since a Robot Revolution Update, but never let your guard down! Constant vigilance! The latest: a robot with swagger.
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The Most Disgusting Cartoon-Themed Snacks from Your Childhood (well, if you're a Gen Y kid. Are we still called that?) Which have you eaten?
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This was everywhere this week, but in case you missed it, here's the story behind the Recycled Newspaper Prop, including even more pics of it being spotted on TV and in movies.
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Things to Make You Feel Old: photos from a Malcolm in the Middle cast reunion. Breaking Bad fans, can you really ever look at Bryan Cranston the same way? I truly can't.
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Platoon, played out with toy soldiers.
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Online jigsaw for those who really want some time to kill -- boards range from 49 to 117 pieces. I've never been good at jigsaws, has anyone completed one of those crazy 3D ones before? It's always intrigued me. And then what do you do with it? Destroy it? Quite zen, really …
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A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

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A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room
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The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.

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