Weekend Links: Childhood Frights

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From the Department of Awww: Humboldt penguins lay chase to a butterfly at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Thanks Sarah!)
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For every good idea there are 10 bad ones (did you know 85% of all statistics made up on the spot are false? Ahem, anyway), but the point is there's a reason you don't see any of these 10 Telephone Inventions That Failed Miserably around (the latex iphone finger slips are just too much)
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In honor of the new Salvador Dali exhibit that just opened at the High Museum here in Atlanta, here are 15 Awesome Optical Illusions in Salvador Dali Paintings.
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So it's unlikely, sure, but if you are the first human to make alien contact, you may want to consult this helpful guide ...
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If you're a fan of mental_floss, you'll of course need to bookmark these 10 Websites To Make You Think (I particularly like the inclusion of XKCD to this list).
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The Chive asked readers to send in pictures of their greatest childhood fears. Yes, some are tongue-in-cheek and meant to be funny, but others will remind you of those repressed images from TV and films of your youth! Share below, Flossers, what shook you up as a kid (the Jabberwocky really freaked me out - and he's completely benign now, almost laughable!)
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I usually don't like to include facts lists that are unverified, but I have read some of these 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body before (which doesn't mean they're true! But I know you guys will let me know it something looks fishy).
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Finally, see if you can finish this Genius Test and report back. I don't know how many questions there are, but I did not get to the end!
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More links on the way tomorrow - remember to send in your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!

August 21, 2010 - 6:13am
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