Every year it's something - Tickle Me Elmo, Trolls, Nintendos - the "must have" toy of the season. Check out this list of the best selling Christmas toys from the last 50 years. Did any of you own any of these during their "hot" year, or fight off the mobs to get them? (Thanks Jan!)
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Procrastination Tool of the Week: try out this Book Meme to describe yourself with books you've read this year.
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Another procrastination tool - this one a game diversion called The Walls Are Not Cheese. But I think they are? Either way, I am somewhat addicted.
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It was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to make fuel out of Mountain Dew.
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You think you're a good driver, don't you? That you completely understand all road signs? That, undoubtedly, if you took the driving test again today you would pass with flying colors? Well ok then, play this little "name that road sign" quiz and find out! (I made a D but I assure you I am an excellent driver! No, really! At least by Atlanta standards ...)
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An amazing collection of unique golf courses and holes. Despite my dabbling in the sport, golf courses sometimes irritate me since they often use more water than some agricultural farms. However, I must admit that some of these courses are very, very cool!
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The first English encyclopaedia contained almost as much fiction and speculation as truth - here are 10 very weird facts (air quotes) from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1768 edition!
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What if all apartment complexes were this honest?
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We love BoingBoing's "Science Questions From a Toddler" series. This week's question: were any dinosaurs omnivores?

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Weekend activity time: how to make a process picture. I have to admire how neat and clean it comes out in the end!
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It appears that while Maxim does not like Cracked.com, they do like us (see the fake tagline). And in case any of them are reading this ... I like all three! (cough) So there you go.
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I always thought I was mildly clever at writing prompts in school, but I never did anything as great as this response to "Assume you are Chinese immigrant ..."
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Forget vampires - everyone knows that zombies are the real winners in the popularity contest. Even fashion designers think so!
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Speaking of fashion, there's an easy way to make designer goods work for you, and be cheeky about it at the same time.
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Where oh where has the hood ornament gone? Oh where oh where can it be? Ah, here it is - an Ode to the Hood Ornament: a visual history of car jewelry.
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A really cool concept called Tours from Above. Frankly, I am a big fan of that soothing music as I soar up into the clouds ... (sigh)
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Who would have thought that a Skateboarding Hot Pocket would be the most mesmerizing thing I watched all week? All too true, though. And as the site suggests, "Skip to the midpoint if you want to see the terrified Xtremepocket lay prone on the cement while a bunch of carb-raging preteens ollie over top of him." I think there should be mascot X-games ...
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A commercial blast from the past - from 1983, the amazing! new! science gone mad! The "Versateller Machine" (what we now know as the ATM) Thanks Sarah!
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Ever spotted a flower that you simply had to know the name of? This wildflower field guide is a handy resource. Just don't use it to cheat on this quiz!
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De-stress this weekend by making yourself a lovely tune with this raindrop melody maker.
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Thanks as always for the great links and finds - I think some of you are starting to discover my secret for finding links! Don't stop now - keep sending your finds in to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend!

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