The Weekend Links

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"¢ You might have heard of Project Greenlight, but what about a competition for the WORST movie ideas? It's called Project Redlight, and was judged by Harvey Weinstein himself, who chose an all-out winner from a competitive field of ten. I fear the one with Rob Schneider might actually get produced.

"¢ Flossy Reader Joseph R sent in this stunning time-lapse footage of a rotting strawberry (seriously cool). And just as fascinating, see it happen to a lemon.

"¢ Definitely one of the strangest videos on the internet (and that's saying something). One of my old Professors described it as "net-era Terry Gilliam-esque." Note: some images may be disturbing to the sensitive. See more of Cyriak's animations here. (Thanks to Kevin for that one)

"¢ The celebrity rumor mill has been around for as long as there have been, well, celebrities. Today's antics are no worse than before - judge for yourself here, with 25 of the best rock rumors ever.

Fetch these goats some smelling salts! I'm talking of course about a rare condition that causes excited goats to succumb to brief and sudden fainting fits. (Thank you, Stuart!) For a first-hand account of fainting goats, read Jason's Armchair Field Trip from last summer.

"¢ How about those Davidson Wildcats? Now there's no excuse for not knowing where Davidson is. Test your knowledge of schools in the NCAA Tournament with this quiz.

"¢ I know you guys love illusions, so here's an entertaining video montage of visual tricks that will make you reconsider your reality."¢ Not all movies about the future give us hope of a Utopian society. In fact, here are 10 Movies That Prove the Future Will Suck. Though definitely not as much as if any of those Project Redlight movies get made.

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Wearable maps by designer and artist Elisabeth Lecourt. The latest must-have fashion for our GPS-crazed society.

"¢ Today, many cities are participating in Earth Hour. Even if you don't live in these places, consider doing your part starting at 8pm.

"¢ Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The new World's Smallest Man.

"¢ Slate Video brings us The Stupidest Bike Lane in America. I don't understand much about choices the DOT makes, but this one really is a head-scratcher.

"¢ Watch as two guys take their turn as Mythbusters to see if two phonebooks linked together are really impossible to pull apart. See it to believe it!

"¢ To close, here's a picture sent in by my friend Andrea. This one goes out to leash-kids the world over. Were any of you guys leash-kids? Are you a leash-mom?

Do some spring cleaning of your online bookmarks and send in some links! All submissions and suggestions go to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you!

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March 29, 2008 - 6:30am
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