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Morning Cup of Links: Stick Bombs

A Swiss man held his breath for more than 19 minutes, breaking the world record. Experts explain how he did it, and why you shouldn't.
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An intriguing question: Is Inglourious Basterds a science fiction movie? Be warned that even bringing the question up provides a spoiler.
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Take a lesson in how to write a Craigslist ad that will get noticed (language NSFW). It's gotten lots of positive response, but not a roommate just yet.
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A world-record stick bomb chain reaction that will make your mouth fall open. Am I the only one who has never seen stick bombs before?
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Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs talks about the late Phil Harris of The Deadliest Catch. You didn't have to know the captain all that well to know that he was worth knowing.
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How to make cookies using Photoshop. I would have left off the raisins and added more color, but hey, they look delicious!
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4 Famous TV Co-workers (who struggled to get along). Big egos plus big opportunity often equals a thin sheen of tolerance.

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A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

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A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room
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The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.

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