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The Weekend Links

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From SomeGreyBloke, What Facebook Is For. Comic gold that includes gems such as "PIAF ... little joke there for people who like acronyms and deceased French warblers." (Thanks Jan!)
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My estimable co-worker Nick sent me this fascinating little news headline for your Weird News Weekend, "Man Distracted By Cher Shoots Wife" (we can laugh at this because she's ok).
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Speaking of great headlines, an oldie but goodie from The Onion: CIA Realizes It's Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years
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Don't let anyone tell you you are too old for crayons; Flossy friend Larry has found some rad crayon art.
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Why if the real world operated like Facebook or MySpace? There would probably be real life Rick Rolls
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Scary-good Face Painting

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The 15 Strangest College Courses In America that you wish you had! I enjoyed my upper level Animals, Cannibals and Vegetables class immensely. What were/are some of your favorite odd classes, Flossers?
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It's never too early to start planning next year's super elaborate Halloween costume.
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Brain warp causation alert: glow in the dark dancers
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Global geography quiz to play alone or with other people. Click "visit" to enter without signing in. Any high scores? I describe my score as "middling."
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Brighten up your computer desktop with these beautiful and unique offerings.
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Now for a slew of pictures - first, 15 of the World's Most Fabulous and Funky Furniture Sets

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Secondly, 50 Strange Buildings of the World
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And finally, Fantastic and Unique Shapes of Mushrooms!

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Last weekend I had a list of unfortunate cakes gone wrong, so to counteract here's a list of really cool ones gone right.
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Use money origami to keep your money close by turning it into a fashion accessory, or make gifts of cash more interesting.
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Warm Springs, Georgia may boast the waters that FDR used as a restorative, but here are 7 other amazing hot springs in the world (many of which may be too hot to handle!)
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As spring slowly approaches and you spend less time sitting at your computer browsing internet oddities in favor of the outdoors, don't slack on sending in links! Findings, pictures, blogs and whatnot can all be directed to: FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or find me on twitter (FlossyAlli). Have a great week!

[Last Weekend's Links]

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9 Exhilarating Close-Up Photos of Sharks
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Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Hamilton Broadway

Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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