The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

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Looks like the blind cross-country skier we profiled this week won't be competing in the Olympics after all.
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How well did you sleep last night? Did you hear a large, inexplicable crash around 3 a.m.? Don't worry, it may have just been your head exploding (but it's not what you think - thanks Sarah for the link!)
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Speaking of exploding heads, or eardrums, can you hear as well as a teenager? This audio test of a high-pitched frequency used to deter teens from certain areas will tell you the truth. Let us know if you passed or failed (and if you mind betraying your age!). I heard it loud and clear and I'm 25 ... I'd like to thank all those pairs of earplugs at concerts for their assistance in this triumph!
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... Or treat your eats to something nice. Tired with your regular tunes? Flossy reader Jessica as suggested this very cool site The History of Pop Music: "A series of playlists that constitute a 1200 artist, 1200 song history of recorded popular music, with commentary, celebration, and apologia as necessary."
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I'm not sure I understand it, but do I need to? Intriguing art (thanks Rachel for the find!)
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Part one of interesting "What If's?": What if Tim Burton did a remake of Weekend at Bernie's? This spoof is dead on! (Pun, er, intended)
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Part two: What if the Disney Princesses ended up unhappily-ever-after? "Fallen Princesses" gives consideration to what those stories might be!
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Perhaps the world's least convenient port-a-potty. (But when you've gotta go...)
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I've never been skydiving, (nor do I have a particular desire to) but I can respect and stand in awe of these 10 Sensational Skydiving Feats!
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I try to keep it light with the Weekend Links, but sometimes a link comes in that may offer valuable, if sobering advice! This week it comes from Merinda, who found the story "From Whole Foods to Food Stamps," a cautionary tale of how easy it can be to go from being considered middle class to poverty, with a sidebar of ways to hopefully avoid this from happening!
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And back to the lighter side - are you up to date on your understanding of the FAIL meme? Whether that's a yes or a no, this explanatory video is full of laughs.
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Stay tuned - a fresh batch of Weekend Links are coming your way tomorrow!

February 27, 2010 - 6:42am
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