The title of this video project says it all: People In Order, Age 1 To 100. Each participant beats a drum, as a sort of ceremonial gong moving on to the next age. Simple idea, fantastic product!
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Our parents and grandparents may often complain about how simple things used to be, and in one case they are right: crayons! This chart shows how the original color box has multiplied and expanded over the years to include such nuanced shades as Inchworm and, of all things, Jazzberry Jam.
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Proclaimed as the "Best Optical Illusion EVER!" What do you guys think? It took me awhile to see it (and, truthfully, only AFTER I found out what it was I was supposed to be looking at!)
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George Lucas is done messing with Star Wars, right? There's nothing else he could do to the originals ... oh wait, seems like there could be more. And it starts with a revision to the opening title sequence.
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Plenty has been made of what is searched on Google, but what about a lesser known search engine, say ... Dogpile? According to the data compiled, Dogpile users are mostly searching for ways to escape from the county jail and play piano for Santa, for starters.
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We posted our own list of Conan memories last week, but the folks at Nerve have a great collection of clips exclusively from his Tonight Show stint.
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Something I wish for my city: Dinosaurs unleashed in London as Oxford Street is transformed into prehistoric jungle. (I like how that guy is just kind of casually standing in the water). Flossers, what's your favorite dinosaur? Mine has always been Stegosaurus.
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"Doing more with less" - that seemed to be the motto for 2009. But some places have done so in a positive way, and rather splendidly. Take for instance this phone booth library. And for those unaware, the World's Smallest Police Station is located in a phone booth in little Carrabelle, FL (and I have seen it with my own eyes!).
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So just how revealing are the new airport body scanners? This close? Get the facts by checking out this guide to what can - and cannot - be seen.
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Here's a nice little visual metaphor for the housing bust.
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Is George Clooney's Telethon for Haiti Relief the biggest yet? Esquire counts down some of the biggest celebrity-endorsed telethons we've known (and some we've forgotten).
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If you ever wondered what happened to Goldilocks and the 3 Bears ...
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I have always said that cars should be made out of rubber or something more pliable! But a car made out of foam? Never thought of that! It doesn't look too shabby, either.
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If popcorn, nachos and Milk Duds don't suit your fancy, perhaps some of these international movie theater snacks will whet your appetite! (Scroll down to access the slideshow.) Thanks for the link, Sarah!
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It seems that indeed, the geeks may inherit the earth. And here are 30 rather astounding science and tech geeks to get the ball rolling.
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: Incredible landscape art made from household objects. An inspired concept, though!
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The ultimate re-purposing: an airplane from the Cold War has been turned into a luxury hotel.
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A cute cartoon to explain how the internet works.
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From Merinda, a little escapism never hurt anyone, right? ... Unless they are in prison! It seems that a Wisconsin inmate is not allowed to play Dungeons & Dragons, and not just because he was getting wedgies.
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I have to include this just because (a) how someone came up with it baffles me (but then again I'm easily baffled by math) and (b) my high school self would have been endlessly amused by this graph.
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Finally - more inspired artistic endeavors: masking tape street art.
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Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend - the Pro Bowl is early this year, book your naps now! Unless the NFC has a chance at winning ... in which case, watch! And don't forget to send all your links and finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

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