Weekend Links: A Shark Drops In On a Golf Course

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How To Be Good At Knives: Instant slicing and dicing mastery in one handy graphic guide. Y'all have no idea how much I needed this ….
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Really interesting piece about fact-checking at The New Yorker (sort of a "how stuff works" look into it).
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A list of banned words -- click on the year for the reasons (though you can probably guess most). On the flip side, here are some of (reportedly) the most beautiful English words.
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The Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish has displayed a remarkable ability to regenerate its cells in times of crisis, making it practically immortal (don't tell Voldemort ...)
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"What makes a golf story worth reading? A leopard shark falling from the sky onto the course."
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A "push to add drama" button has fantastically unexpected and entertaining results (one of the best marketing moves I've ever seen).
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There's really not much more to say about this than: amazing juggling. Call a spade a spade (update: io9 is on a backup site because of Sandy, the direct link may not work right away, but check out their other cool stuff in the meantime!)
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Always handy: Nine ways to make your cell phone last the whole storm even if the power goes out.
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Pretty cool, Wil Wheaton posted this up on Twitter the other day: "Electric Bob's Big Black Ostrich" from 1893 (from the New York Five Cent Library) is a prime example of the proto-steampunk genre known as the Edisonade (filed under "Today I learned …").
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Thanks to everyone who sent in links this week -- keep it up! Send your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

November 4, 2012 - 5:28am
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