Morning Cup of Links: Accidental Skiing Record

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The End of the Financial World as We Know It. The mess we're in now required all sorts of important, plugged-in people to sacrifice our collective long-term interests for short-term gain.
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5 Homeless Guys Who Accomplished Amazing Things. Any accomplishments are much more difficult without an address, bathroom, or place to keep your stuff.
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Yesterday was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, who invented the reading system for the blind. The instrument that caused his blindness became the tool used for his invention. (via Fark)
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Fred Syversen skied off the wrong cliff, fell 351 feet, and lived to tell about it. He accidentally set a world record for the highest cliff jump, according to video evidence. (via Arbroath)
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The Real Story of the Von Trapp Family, on whom The Sound of Music was based. See what they are doing now. (via Metafilter)
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The World's Most Obedient Dog. He has more self-control than any human I've known!
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How to Ship Turtles. Hey, you never know when you might need this information!

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January 4, 2009 - 10:44pm
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