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.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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