The Weekend Links

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Happy August! Let's kick things off with the simply amazing. The title of this link speaks for itself: Monkey Herds Goats; Farmer Approves.
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Though there are many gems to be found at the site You Suck at Craigslist, this one of the lion and giraffe painting is pure gold.
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Reaching your quarter-life crisis? Fear not! Here's a list of 11 Famous People Who Were in the Completely Wrong Career at Age 30, which proves it's never too late to do what you really want.
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it - Bald-Headed, Pink-Faced Songbird Discovered. Supposedly he is very shy. Can anyone wonder?
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The greatest hero of the wait-see theory: Stanislav Petrov - The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Nothing.
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In case you weren't in China (or space) for the solar eclipse, here are some stunning photos. It looks like some terrible destruction to the home planet, does it not?
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From Flossy friend Larry, a video about the iQ font "designed entirely based on the movements of an automobile. It's the result of collaboration between two typographers and a pro race car driver." Proving it much more glamorous than Comic Sans ...
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30 Giant Figures seen from Google Earth.

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Keeping in the trend of huge things, here are 15 of the World's Largest Objects.
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You know what would get kids more interested in politics? Less filibustering and more fisticuffs! But, since that's probably a terrible idea, for now we can just live vicariously through some of the great Parliamentary Brawls from around the world.
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Using public transportation to help go green is really catching on - even with pets.
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Apparently in Russia it's all the rage to make churches out of railway cars. The results can be stunning.
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Yummy, just in time for lunch - 10 incidents of Cannibalism in world culture (warning: list leads with a zombie photo that may be shocking for some).
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Halloween is always a great time, so why not find even more reasons to dress up in crazy outfits? Here are some examples of some people who took that to heart with some seriously kooky theme weddings.
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If you think shaving is a bore, be thankful you don't partake in these bizarre beauty rituals from around the world.
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Flossy reader Richard hosts a Friday game called Barely Remembered Musicians. Sadly some of the answers may have already been revealed, but not all. Try your luck with these semi-obscure bands and artists who all tasted a modicum of success some time in the past 30 years, and keep an eye out for it next week!
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Final shot: "An amateur photographer has captured spectacular images of Anak Krakatoa — the "child" of the infamous killer volcano — exploding off Indonesia."

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Keep sending in great links and finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and for links throughout the week I am on Twitter. Have a fantastic weekend!

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August 1, 2009 - 8:35am
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