Morning Cup of Links: Chocolate Super Hero Costumes

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Carbon-14 formed by atomic weapons testing can be used to date biological specimens, like trees and human beings. You can lie about your age, but your autopsy can find out if you were born in the mid-1950s. (via Metafilter)
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An examination of why we are so drawn to sad LOLcats. Anthropomorphism makes it easier to confront -and laugh at- our own woes.
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Good news for Christmas morning gift opening: some manufacturers are launching new packaging that's easier to open. You won't need to use a saw, blowtorch, or your teeth to get to the product!
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Underage soldiers of World War I. They included a future king, a future US senator, and one who is still alive. (via Grow-A-Brain)
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Puppet is the bizarre story of a young man who creates a hand puppet that hurts him in increasingly gruesome ways. An animated short by Patrick Smith.
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A recent New York fashion show had a super hero theme, with costumes modeled after action and science fiction film characters. But best of all, the clothing shown was make entirely of chocolate!
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Even short-term exposure to air pollution could lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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12 Pop Culture Cavemen (and Cavewomen). A man who resembles us but does not understand or fit in with the confusing modern world is a wonderful device for both comedy and adventure.

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November 16, 2008 - 10:48pm
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