Morning Cup of Links: Storm Prep

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If there is any doubt as to how serious the National Weather Service is taking Frankenstorm, read the warning they gave for New Jersey residents. Even dogs are preparing for the storm.
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What's the worst that could happen when Frankenstorm hits? Coastal areas expect record high tides, waves, flooding, inland flooding, high winds, rain, and power outages.
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The Best Fan-Made Halloween Costumes From 12 Of TV’s Finest Shows. Perfect, but only for your friends who watch the same shows -otherwise they mean absolutely nothing.
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An edit of 2001: A Space Odyssey leaving only the lines of the HAL 9000 computer is totally creepy. It goes from confident to competent to crazy using the same monotone throughout.
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Extremely Silly Photos of Extremely Serious Historical Figures. It's nice to know that the world's VIPs also have their everyday candid moments.
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Since the year 1273, shepherds in Spain have had the right to drive their flocks through Madrid to new grazing areas. Some still invoke that right, which is why the city saw 2,000 sheep walk through on Sunday.
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Why It’s Time to End the U.S. Military’s Female Combat Ban. They're already putting their lives on the line -the front line.
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A bridge in Durham, North Carolina has a well-posted clearance of 11' 8". For some reason, many drivers think it's actually higher.
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New England's vampire panic. In the 19th century, dead people were sometimes dug up and killed again -just in case.
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How Do Fire Eaters Eat Fire? Let's assume that they are prepared for the possibility of heartburn.

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October 29, 2012 - 1:03am
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