Weekend Links: The Dark Side of Tetris

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Bikes can be awkward to carry around and tie up when they're not in use, which has brought about things like the folding bike. But if you don't have the time to pack and unpack your bicycle for each use, you have a new option thanks to a 21 year old British designer: the bendy bike.
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Ever wished you could experience a devastating pandemic without, you know, the threat of dying? Discovery has you covered.
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Reader Lindsay suggested this cool interactive chart cataloging Dr. Who villains. Any Dr. Who fans in the house? Who's your favorite Doctor so far?
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On the flip side from the villains, check out these top 10 comic book gods worth worshiping.
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What ingredients do they use to make the world's most expensive hot dog?

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What is a keyboard without a cat? What happens when you remove the object from the meme? A spooky set of photos that seem both foreign and familiar. Test how much time you spend on the internet by seeing how many of these memes you can name from just the background scenery.
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Get inspired to throw down some moves by revving up with these famous movie dance sequences. (Thanks Sarah!)
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So where do those Tetris pieces come from? According to a rather inspired conception, the punishment for being a bad guy in the gaming world is to get cut up into little pieces for another game!
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I recently discovered the wonders of NPR's music blog, particularly this list of the best summer music ... from Lebanon! Sadly only a few have links to YouTube clips, but they are well worth a listen!
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Further evidence of the nearness of the Robot Revolution: an incredible physics engine yields some seriously jaw-dropping dirt. (I thought it was real at first!)
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More links tomorrow; in the meantime, send in your fascinating finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!

July 24, 2010 - 3:32am
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