Morning Cup of Links: Memorable Explosions

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The opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing are today. The fireworks designed by Cai Guo-Qiang and Phil Grucci are bound to be spectacular.
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5 Scientific Theories That Will Make Your Head Explode. I've picked the pieces up several times.
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Origins of Familiar Phrases. Do you wanna lay an egg, bury the hatchet, chew the fat, beat around the bush, or read between the lines?
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Watch lightning strike in super slow motion. Freaky cool, but still scary.
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If plagiarism doesn't catch up with you in college, it certainly will on the internet. Even if it takes years.
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DNA tests on the mummy of King Tut and two fetuses found in his tomb may indicate whether he fathered them. If ancient Pharoahs weren't always marrying their sisters, we could chart the genealogies of all the Egyptian mummies.
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Most people find things that look almost but not quite human to be incredibly creepy. That's what we call the uncanny valley.

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August 7, 2008 - 10:23pm
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