Weekend Links: Judge a Book by Its Cover

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One of the best things about summer has to be fruit, most particularly, the watermelon. And watermelons are anything but boring - in fact, here are 16 cool things that incorporate watermelons (I loved the carving at the end - amazing!)
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Living out of your car just got far more glamorous (and a little less cramped ... though not much!)
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Apparently there's a word for when you bleep yourself by using the #$!& symbols: Obscenicons. Here's an interesting study in Obscenicons, and a link to the song mentioned therein.
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Speaking of things not spoken, according to Language Log the earliest typed bleeped "F___" occurred in 1698.
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For once you are asked to judge a book by its cover in this clever quiz, pitting semi-obscure book covers against one another (one has a 5-star Amazon rating, the other a 0 or 1), and letting you guess which is which. I got on a hot streak and then a cold one - I couldn't find a rhyme or reason to it!
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Caves offer new tour -- in Klingon.
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A tale of an everlasting storm: "The mysterious "Relámpago del Catatumbo" (Catatumbo lightning) is a unique natural phenomenon in the world. Located on the mouth of the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela), the phenomenon is a cloud-to-cloud lightning that forms a voltage arc more than five kilometer high during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and as many as 280 times an hour." (Thanks Jan!)
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August 1, 2010 - 7:35am
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