Morning Cup of Links: The $21 Million Domain Name?

Maybe Steve Jobs is tired of taking on Microsoft and wants to set his sights on toppling Schwinn instead. Probably not, but the fact that Apple filed for a patent on a new Smart Bicycle is still quite intriguing.
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From the size of it, you'd think the Oxford English Dictionary included every word known to man. But each year there is a list of "non-words" that don't make the cut. Many of the words and their definitions are so amusing that the fact that they were left out makes you want to "wibble."
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Crafty Memes is for those people who obsess over internet trends. The site provides printable internet meme templates "“ so that David After Dentist can easily sit on your car dashboard and Sad Keanu can weep gently from right atop your computer monitor.
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Billing it as the "Greatest Domain Name Ever," an eBay seller is attempting to sell the domain name HeidiandSpencer.com—for $21 million! Good luck with that. Personally, I'm still holding out for BurtandLoni.com. [Via RadarOnline]
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These artists turn old cassette tapes into amazing works of art. So, even your old Color Me Badd albums can become something great.
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With so many people tweeting, how do you really gain traction and followers? HP analyzed 22 million tweets and think they have an answer. [Via CNET]
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Of all the ways there are to raise money for charitable causes, cramming 102 naked people on a roller coaster might be the strangest.
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As the Fantasy Football world starts to crank up for another year of stat-crunching, one famous sports columnist offers his advice on improving the entire experience.
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And finally, my recent trip to the State Fair inspires me to learn more about 10 famous circus performers.

The Early History of the Batman TV Series

The Early History of the Batman TV Series. As cheesy as it seems now, it was a vast improvement over previous on-screen depictions of comic book heroes.

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How Asia Got Crazy Rich. A historical background for the Singaporean wealth of Crazy Rich Asians.

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Your Earliest Childhood Memory is Probably Fake. A surprising number of people report memories from infancy.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Behind the Most Iconic Image in the Cinematic Universe. Greg Hildebrandt tells how he and his brother Tim produced the Star Wars Style B poster.

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How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars? Various experts explain how Martian forensics will be different from what we know on Earth.

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23 People Who Were Born To Do Their Jobs. All are prime examples of nominative determinism.

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6 Delicious, Nutritious Vegan Pantry Essentials. Even if you're not vegan, stock these and you'll always have something to eat.

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4 Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don't Realize They Know. We follow them unconsciously after hearing words used that way for so long.

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would. Margaret Chase Smith defended civil liberties even when it meant crossing party lines.

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The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time. Present company excepted.

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What Happens When a 17-Year-Old Pilot Loses Her Landing Gear on a Solo Flight? Maggie Taraska kept her cool, followed directions, and landed the plane.

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Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of Murphy Brown. A refresher course before the series is resurrected later this month.

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Star Wars’s Biggest Blunder Isn’t What You Think. Fans who disliked The Last Jedi are operating with nostalgia glasses.

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A Plan to Build a Genetic Noah’s Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species. The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) aims to save the DNA even if we can't save the species.

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The Real Reason Apple is Now Selling 7 Different iPhones at Once. The answer lies overseas.

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When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli. It went over as well as you would imagine.

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