As ESPN's Tuesday Morning Quarterback would probably exclaim, "this is an instance of Christmas creep!" (i.e. how the holidays seem to creep up earlier and earlier each year), but regardless, it's fascinating: a million-to-one apple is found to be half red, half green.
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What would a Tim Burton world look like? Just as you imagine ... highly stylized, but a little spooky!
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Matthew McConaughey Cannot Stand Up By Himself? Proof in pictures.
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Summer may be over, but it's still not too late to check out some of the coolest ice cubes around. I think I've posted something with a few of these before, but there are new ones that I seriously want (like the water bottle one).
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From Sheldon comes the most fun I've had all day - " a fun little synthesizer program where you can make neat tune." If only you could save the ditties!
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"Sure" to drive any "grammarian" "mad" ... the blog of unnecessary quotations.
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Intriguing and inspiring: 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World.

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Not for the arachnophobia-inclined: 1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth. (Pictures at the source! I didn't want to scare anyone.)
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Can't decide what movie to watch tonight? Know what you like and want something close to your classic favorites? Perhaps the Movie Map will guide you to your correct cinematic destination.
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Have a word on the tip of your tongue but can't quite reach it? Attempt to discover it with this program. Unfortunately I usually say, "it starts with a J! A J, definitely a J ... kerfuffle! that's the word!" Didn't start with a J at all, well done. Not even this website can help me!
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Some very cool art - Driftwood Horses by Heather Jansch. Drawing horses accurately is harder than you think (go on, try it!); I cannot even imagine how difficult it was to construct life-sized versions!
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Know anyone with a water allergy? How about Foreign accent syndrome? (Madonna doesn't count) or Alice in Wonderland syndrome? Me neither, but here are some other mystery diseases you might have never heard of. If that's not enough for you, here are 20 more Medical Mysteries and Miracles.
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If you've ever wondered what happens to those confiscated items at airports, look no further: From carry-on to eBay: The journey of airport security booty.
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Another link in the tracking - track your money, where it's been and where it's going. (there's also a Canadian version!). My bills have only just now made it on the internet it seems. I was hoping for some kind of sordid past!
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Economic Expostulation time: Bloggers divulge when they splurge and when they save, while graphs on which city's populations are cutting back the most.
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Who says youth is wasted on the young? Here are 10 Really Old Dudes With Pretty Cool Jobs.
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Jan always provides us with great links, and she has not disappointed this week - check out these Chinese AcroBIKErs: 16 girls & 1 bicycle (Really incredible part starts at about 1:00)
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Thanks as always to everyone who sent in links! Keep it up - send all finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a splendid weekend!

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