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Your mom told you, your teacher told you, G.I. Joe told you — but you just wouldn't listen. Here are some humorous video reminders of things you should never do.
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From my friends over at UmpBump.com, a Rays vs Phils competition to correspond with the World Series. Except this has little to do with baseball. Instead,vote for your favorite Rays over Phils ... Philip Seymour Hoffman over Ray Romano, perhaps? Does Ray Charles trump Philip Rivers? Make your opinion known!
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The New Yorker gets hip to the jive by interviewing Randall Munroe of the web comic XKCD, and even participates in a comic battle.
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Now, Randall Monroe may draw simplistic cartoons, but there is an even easier way to create comics. I'm not sure if there's a way to link to the finished product, but if so send me yours for next week's links!
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From Andrea, they say you are what you eat ... but what if you eat what you are??
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If anyone out there is a fan of the ridiculousness that is CSI: Miami, you will enjoy this endless loop of Caruso one-liners.
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From Been-Seen.com, an old jumbo jet in Stockholm that's being turned into a jumbo hostel. Lots of good stuff over on Been-Seen—here's a look at Death Valley rocks that seem to be moving around on their own.

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A beautiful 3D book of the ABCs. Watch the video to see every page of this amazingly crafted tome.
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If you're looking to impress people with your coffee table and not just the books on top of it, the guys at StyleCrave found a pretty great one. (Though it looks like it's not for sale.)
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Atlanta has a restaurant called the Sun Dial on the top floor of a hotel skyscraper that rotates slowly over the course of your meal. Apparently the idea has caught on with houses as well.
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Just because: an Electron microscope image of a fly foot.
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Terribly amusing - carve your own virtual pumpkin (Thanks Jan!)
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A memory matching game - what's your fastest score?
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In this harsh economic climate, we may sometimes be reduced to bartering for our transactions. Regardless, doing so with drugs at a McDonald's is probably not a good idea.
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How familiar are you with classic candies? Take the quiz to find out!

Thanks for all the great links this week! Keep sending your submissions and internet arcana to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

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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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