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Taking a moment away from odd uses of a piano keyboard, here are 13 super cool computer keyboards and 15 more that are awfully strange. (Thanks Jan!)
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This spider can't be scary - it's smiling at me! When I scrolled down I couldn't help but laugh. Yes, this smiley spider exists to mock its prey to death with a cheerful visage.
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Indeed, not all insects and related brethren are strictly creepy-crawly. In fact, some are downright desirable to meet.

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From the Annals of Too Much Time: Toilet Paper Origami.
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Don't let a reliance on social networking interfere with actual human contact - here are Seven Tips for Making Good Conversation With a Stranger for those of you who need a refresher (or for anyone - idle chit chat is the bane of most people's existence!)
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Have you ever sung along with a catchy song but felt a residual guilt afterwards because you didn't agree with its lyrics? Here's a list of 11 misogynistic songs that get a lot of love despite their questionable message.
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Flossy reader Amanda sent in this link to this panoramic screen view that neither of us can explain but both agree is really cool!
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24 hour bad news coverage on six channels about the economy, stock prices, wars, fire and famine bringing you down? Fear not! Sarah@Home (not to be confused with other Flossy contributor Sarah in CA) recommends you visit the Good News Network to get your fill of people doing things RIGHT.
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If that's not enough though to brighten your day, this tiny hedgehog will surely do the trick. Its powers of cute are infinite!

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A collection of true (and manipulated) warning signs that explain visually why you should heed their call of safety.
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Amateur Astrophotography that has resulted in some rather beautiful pictures of space (helpful for imagining you are cruising through space at Warp with young Spock and Kirk ... ok maybe that's just me)
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Who might have the best wardrobe of all time? No current actress can come close to this dame - American dancer Ruth St Denis shows off her enviable and theatrical late-Edwardian fashions.
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it: a list of 80s Bad Guys and where they are doing their evil now. You have been warned!
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If you have money to burn and plenty of different groups of people to shock, this ridiculous, possible offensive fake shark attack wet suit may be right up your alley!
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We've taken a look in the past at the world's most dangerous roads, but what about most dangerous bridges? Only one or two look truly terrifying to me, but the rest may only be dangerous to those afraid of heights!
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The Lego crazy continues: 21 movie posters ... now in Lego Vision!

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Cannibalism ... in space! It seems that the missing link in Pulsar evolution is in fact a cannibal star.

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Hope everyone has a splendid long weekend! If you're lounging around surfing the internet, don't forget to send your finds 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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