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If you're feeling in a political mood, check out some of these vintage Presidential Campaign Commercials as far back as 1952, from the Museum of the Moving Image. The one for Eisenhower is pretty catchy. I wish animation was used more in campaign ads today!

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What if you found your beach home no longer on the beach ... but half a mile inland, fully intact with the pictures still hanging on the wall? That's what happened to one Texas resident.

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From Merinda (via Wil Wheaton's twitter) 5 Thoughts on the Popularity of Steampunk. (Find out what steampunk is, and take a look at a steampunk-inspired computer)

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I felt the need to copy this email for the full effect: "I live and work in Northern Minnesota in the tourism industry. It's this time of year, fall, when the leafers come out; those who flock from the cities to drive way below the speed limit, on our 2 lane highway, which has practically no passing lanes, and stare at the leaves changing colour...it drives me absolute bonkers! So when we came across this youtube video today at work, it's no surprise that we all cried laughing! So I thought I would share with you all as well. Enjoy! Jamie"

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From ESPN Page 2, help the Cubs get closer to greatness by playing Curse Breakers.

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Flossy reader Ryan sent in a strange link this week that ended up fascinating me more than I ever expected. Basically, a wiki for industrial and construction equipment, chock full of information. Today I learned about the Loader Backhoe AND the reefer trailer (not what you think).

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From Micle, 35 of the most unique and creative sofa designs. Hmm, I'm not sure the giant tiger matches my decor ...

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Chase away the impending winter doldrums by taking a look at some truly beautiful Spring-evoking work by Dale Chihuly, currently featured at the NY Botanical Garden.

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Pick a picture, any picture, that best describes how you feel about a said situation, and let this site give you a personality work up! (Thanks Jane!)

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From Jan, If you consider yourself a beer-guru on your way to achieving brewvana, see if you have ever experienced the symptoms outlined here to be a true brew master.

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It can be tricky to follow all of the ins and outs, jabs and cracks of a rap battle. Luckily, this one has been translated.

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Keep an eye on the end of the world (*cough*) I mean, see what CERN, that ole Large Particle Accelerator, is up to these days.

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A plethora of interesting "how things work" questions answered.

Thanks for all the links submissions this week! Keep sending 'em in to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a great weekend!

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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