The Weekend Links

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From our own Miss C, a quiz of Olympic proportions - Can you name these former Olympics medalists? I've only been paying attention since 1996, so I did pretty poorly.

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Were you aware that a previously unknown insect was recently discovered on eBay? Here's a list of 10 other bizarre things you can buy online.

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This one goes out to all the English majors and picky punctuation persons out there (of whom I am one ... and so is Chris Higgins! Check out his vintage posts on the subject).

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Regarding the always fascinating world of bento, a slideshow of pictures showing you just how much work you're not putting into making your lunch.

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For more Japanese fun, try this amusement sent in by Savannah. It's a flash game that requires you to find a star on each level (mostly by clicking around). Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, though ... it gets much harder as the levels progress!

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"Nils Olav already has medals for good conduct and long service. He made honorary colonel-in-chief of the elite Norwegian King's Guard in 2005. And yesterday he was knighted. Not bad for a 90-centimeter tall penguin." (Thanks Martha!)

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More from the Olympics, a series of sporty advertisements highlighting the versatility of ... condoms.

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From Jan, a clip from a morning show playing back a pretty hilarious voicemail. If someone left something like that on my phone, I would definitely have to share.

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An interesting gift idea: a Tiddy Bear. No, that's not a typo. And apparently, it's not a joke (I heard this was on Ellen ... can anyone vouch?)

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The translation of this picture site featuring tiny handmade ice sculptures is pretty wonky, so I'm not sure what exactly is going on ... regardless, the concept is pretty cool!

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I'm including this because it made my mouth water and didn't seem too hard - how to make your own homemade pop tarts.

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Google maps really can be amazing, can't it? It probably also knows the exact position of Schrödinger's cat.

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Speaking of Schrody's cat (who may or may not be dead, alive, dead or alive, dead AND alive ...) here's a definitive list of
7 People who cheated death, and then, as the site so eloquently adds, "kicked it in the balls."

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The body is truly amazing - learn some of the tricks it can do here.

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I've stumbled upon a plethora of lovely picture-heavy blogs of late. If you're interested in design, or just pretty things, check out Oh Joy!, Lena Corwin's blog and Love Made Visible.

If you have any blogs to pimp, pictures to share or links of any size, shape and kind, send 'em on over to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. You can also add FlossyLinks to your Google Notebook. Have a great weekend!

[Last Weekend's Links]

August 23, 2008 - 7:24am
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