Weekend Links: Super-Slow-Motion Lightning

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It's a tough job market out there, especially if you majored in Classics (hey, steady now...), so maybe it's time to consider one of these 9 Undesirable Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well (all of these pay way better than all my jobs combined!)
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Who doesn't love a good super-slow-motion lightning video?
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Bizarre, but true.  "A few years ago scientists discovered that the larvae of the Sand dollar are able to clone themselves.  When they were exposed to the mucus of their natural enemies "“ fish "“ they demonstrated a unique defense mechanism.  They cloned themselves, which meant more or less that they halved their size.  It is thought that this new smaller size helps them to avoid detection by fish and so increase their survival chances."
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A bear broke into a house in New Hampshire this week. Guess what he stole?
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Watch Ian McKellan do a dramatic interpretation of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. (ok, it's not really Ian McKellan, but it's a guy who sounds very much like him, and the results are still amazing!)
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From Burbia, a simple way to spoil an office surprise party.
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Goal celebrations can be controversial - do they showcase unsportsmanlike behavior? Do they detract from the gravitas of the game? As far as this best-ever goal celebration goes, I don't care, it's fantastic (the sheer planning and theatricality! I love it).
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Many of you have probably seen this already, but just in case, here's the masterpiece that has been flying into inboxes all over the world this past week: Jane Austen's Fight Club. No corsets, no hatpins, no crying. One of my favorite Flossy readers Rebecca sent in the link.
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I'll end with a game -- Pukis are adorable little critters who just want ... to eat you. With their vampire teeth. And they multiply, quickly. It takes a little while to get used to the controls, but once you do it's pretty fun!
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More links tomorrow, and remember to send all your submissions to Flossylinks@gmail.com!

July 31, 2010 - 5:12am
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