Morning Cup of Links: Marble Races

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The Greatest Shakespeare Hoax. William-Henry Ireland forged some discoveries from Shakespeare to impress his father, but then became surrounded by those who wanted to believe.
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Stunning photographs give us a preview of an upcoming National Geographic special. The documentary covers the first 36 hours after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
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A beautiful 1927 colonial-style waterfront home with 5 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, and a ton of history behind it in Long Island can be yours for as little as $1,150,000. The home has had many owners, some more notorious than others. (via YesButNoButYes)
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A man and his marbles. This is presented as a sad case of obsession, but you could also consider him a happy retiree with a cool hobby.
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The longest bridge in Europe had to be shut down when it began to wobble. As you'll see in the video, "wobble" may be an understatement.
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The Tortoise and the Hare. Woodward the tortoise and Lady Bunbun recreate Aesop's famous race and prove that slow and steady indeed trumps ...not showing up.
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5 Leaders Who Spent Their Countries Into The Ground. Real cases of how an unlimited budget corrupts absolutely, since nobody was brave enough to tell them "no".

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May 26, 2010 - 12:30am
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