The Weekend Links

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Nicole has made my week by finding this amazing HuffPo article on ... crazy pregnancies! Step right up to see the 19 pound baby! Black and white twins! The oldest woman to give birth! And so much more.
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From the Annals of Geekery and Hilarity: 5 video game Facebook status updates.
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Headlines you just can't make up, and all in one place: 103-Year-Old Runs Marathon, British Prisoner Drunk on Hand Sanitizer, and the World's Oldest Man Gives Diet Advice.
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Speaking of the World's Oldest man, here are some other elders with a wise word or two to spare, as they are all incredibly healthy and capable of amazing feats! (Thanks David!)
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How are you celebrating World Rabies Day? With Rabies Fun Facts? My favorite part has to be the WikiAnswers bit at the bottom. And here I thought Yahoo Answers brought out the most ill-informed users ....
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From my friend Dekalb, 25 Awesome Dirty Car Window Drawings.

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A foodie road trip that won't gain you a pound (in theory): Appetizing Architecture, found by links-faithful Jan.
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Eric Idle sings about the galaxy. What more do you need to know? It's brilliant, of course (and catchy!) and got a true laugh from me at the end.

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Some super cute animals get all the attention ("You mean ... like this baby pygmy hippo who's barely bigger than a lettuce leaf?" Precisely). However, there are plenty of other very cute, yet underrated adorable animals out there too, lest we forget.
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Behold his majesty, the king of herrings: Regalecus Glesne! Honestly that sounds like an obscure royal, or possibly a former Hogwarts professor.
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Flossy reader Rudy asks, "why would anyone live in the Midwest?", but luckily provides this website to give us some good, if not slightly apocalyptic answers.
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The Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta has a gold dome, with materials from Dahlonega, Georgia, site of the nation's first gold rush. But there are plenty of other odd objects gilded in gold - in fact, here's a list of 11 of them. (Thanks, Andy!)
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Hell planet where rock falls as rain found. Yes indeed, COROT-7b, an alien planet where a rain of pebbles falls from clouds of rock vapour into lakes of molten lava, has been found by astronomers.
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For those of you who enjoy the occasional gawk, as I myself am prone to do, take a gander at Food Gawker. In particular, the most gawked at of all time.
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Having trouble kick-starting your writing ideas? Mark sends in The Brainstormer - a writer's block buster that I can actually get behind as being helpful in addition to being very well designed!
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So meta it's like a meme within a video within a meme ... The Best and Worst of YouTube in Four Minutes.
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Warning: Don't Die Around Geeks or this might happen to you ...
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Who needs a girlfriend (or boyfriend) when you can spend your time designing Legos that can open beer?
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"Big ups," as people cooler than myself are allowed to say, to everyone who sent in such fantastic links this week. Keep 'em coming! Send all finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and have a marvelous weekend!

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October 3, 2009 - 8:14am
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