The Weekend Links

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How many of you Potterheads rushed out to see Half Blood Prince this weekend? (I did!) NY Mag does a great job of ranking the Harry Potter Movies From "˜Riddikulus' to Brilliant that is essential for the Potter-inclined.
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There has been some dismay among linguists and anthropologists about how hill whistling and other local sounds from isolated regions are becoming extinct with younger generations embracing modernity. Fear not though, yodeling is still apparently very popular, even among the young folk!
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More "Monster-ization" of Jane Austen: "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters." If zombies are more your thing, you might like these promo shirts.
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If you can't get away this summer, you can at least dream about it with this picture post of beautiful beaches. For more pretty pics that can also double as summery desktop backgrounds, check out these scenic landscapes.
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Flossy faithful Dail tells us, "You think your last attempt at lasagna was a disaster?  Check out some real food disasters:  The Great London Beer Flood of 1847 and Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919.  All told, more than 40 people died in these two 'food mishaps.'"
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Tricia has sent in a really fun and addicting (and for me personally, incredibly confounding) game called Contraption. Feel free to post high scores / levels - I cannot compete because my brain apparently does not function in a way this game requires!
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Check out this rundown of America's most bizarre and amazing miniature golf courses.
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Yummy Nerd Cakes

From Jan, check out some outstanding photography. You may be surprised to find that it's done by Tipper Gore!

Feel better about your home when you see the recipient of the 'Housekeeper of the Year' award goes to... (warning: contains sarcasm)
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I've found that I own several soundtracks to movies that I never want to watch again, but love the music anyway. In that spirit, here are Ten Original Singles Way Better than the Movies they Came From.
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Stand out from the crowd with these unique laptop sleeves.
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From my friend Ryan: "Go to the last page and read from the bottom.  It's an amazing story of a tenant/landlord relationship. Be sure to watch the video slideshow." (warning: language!)
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Flossy reader Nicole says, "Here are two sites that make you ask, "Why?" You may recognize them as oldie-but-goodie classics: Ugliest Tattoos and Hot Chicks with D-bags.
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Incredible picture taken by an amateur of lightening striking a boat.
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For the fashionistas, vintage Vogue fashions collected by decade.
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News one can only find from Ananova: A motorcyclist received a caution from police officers in China ... for riding without arms.

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Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Keep sending in your links and findings to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and for extra links and nonsense, I am on Twitter

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July 18, 2009 - 8:15am
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