Morning Cup of Links: Ig Nobel Prizes

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The 2009 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night at Harvard University. The winners include the researchers who did an experiment to determine whether it is better to be smashed in the head with an empty beer bottle or a full one.
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Fifteen years after the bones were found, a new species of hominid dating from 4.4 million years ago has been publicly unveiled. Meet Ardipithecus ramidus. (via Metafilter)
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6 Beloved TV Shows (That Traumatized Cast Members For Life). Hey, nobody said stardom was easy!
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support the cause by buying one of the 15 Strangest Breast Cancer Awareness Products. (via Gorilla Mask)
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Imagine watching Star Wars and the actors, sets, and style changed every 15 seconds. You'd be imagining the collaborative project Star Wars Uncut, which still needs volunteers, even though the first trailer is out.
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Sesame Street Channels Mad Men. Good work, sycophants! (via YesButNoButYes)
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Behind the Mascot: 8 Great Stories About Strangely Named Teams. We love teams with weird names, and even more when we know the reason behind them.

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October 2, 2009 - 12:02am
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