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The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Sure, John Wall might have gone #1 in the NBA Draft this week, but let's see him try some of these amazing shots.
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Steve Martin beat the press to the punch by releasing his own tour demands on his website. One of my favorites: "Six-packs of any canned beverage, for Steve to compare his abs to."
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It's been 57 years since his death, and Joseph Stalin's hometown is just now removing a statue commemorating him.
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Avoid being the death of the BBQ with these all important steak myths.
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Book of Odds is an addictive website that applies statistical probability to answer an array of life's most vexing questions. Especially timely are the odds of a youth soccer player growing up and playing in the World Cup.
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And here are 7 suggestions for improving the World Cup.
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I always knew Peeps could get you a stomachache and cavities - but who knew they could also get you evicted?
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What a delicious invasion of privacy.
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The internet font wars are heating up. The anti-Comic Sans crowd has been out in full force for a while. Then, this week, Comic Sans fired back. Now you can see exactly what your font choices say about you.

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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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