The Weekend Links

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A great find from my friend Ryan - hysterical Cleveland tourism videos. If the first take doesn't have you loving Cleveland, than the second definitely will. Remember the Cleveland motto: Hey, at least we're not Detroit! Any Cleveland denizens out there care to rebut?
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Learn your pre-history with the Paleobet - a really cute and informative paleontological alphabet!
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If you ding a parked car, you leave a note. But what if you burglarize one?
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Some extremely creative grave markers. Are some of these photoshopped? Maybe I'm just a cynic!
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Need to get away for awhile? Try being like the invisible man, and just become part of the scenery.
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Dating can be difficult and awkward, but how much more awkward is a Skype date? One brave columnist dared to find out (complete with video clips).
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You know what they say about hindsight being 20/20 ... here are 5 disasters that could have been avoided. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself on some of these!
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Utter poppycock - was there indeed a literary hoax so highbrow no one got it? In Twitter speak this would be followed by the hashtag #FAIL.
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Another life lesson: don't park where you aren't supposed to - one day you'll pay!

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Off the wall: The astonishing 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings by a trompe l'oeil artist. These are different from the sidewalk chalkings that get passed around from time to time. Some of them took SEVERAL hard looks to figure out!
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From Daniel, a ridiculous clip (not the trailer) from the film "Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus." It features the clip where the shark bites the plane in mid-air. Yeah. Well, it IS a mega shark!
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In the mood for murder? Rediscover some of the Top 20 Gangster Movies of the Last 40 Years
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Rather lovely - exquisite umbrellas to brighten up dull rainy days (and lighten your wallet, too).
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Step right up and buy some amazing healing snake oil elixir. I can't believe it still exists!
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Er, Sauron? Is that you? Spiral galaxy found with black hole for an "eye."
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An interesting find from the National Library of Medicine: Dream Anatomy. "Dream Anatomy shows off the anatomical imagination in some of its most astonishing incarnations, from 1500 to the present."
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Did you know that if you zap garlic cloves in the microwave for 15 seconds and the skins slip right off? Or if you poke an egg with a small sewing needle before hard-boiling, and the egg will peel with ease? How about the fact that cottage cheese will remain fresher longer if you store it upside down in the refrigerator? Check out some of these kitchen hints.
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Can the complexities of genetics be summed up in one simple black and white picture? Apparently so.
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Some organizational tips from Life Hacker: Turn Gmail Into Your Ultimate GTD (Get Things Done) Inbox.
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Hope everyone has a splendid weekend! Just don't forget to keep sending in those links - refer all sites, blogs, pictures and all manner of internet oddities to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and for link extras during the week, I am on Twitter.

[Last Weekend's Links]

July 25, 2009 - 8:15am
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