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Morning Cup of Links: Darth Vader on Your GPS

Before you cut into those Halloween pumpkins, make sure you check out History Channel’s nifty Pumpkin Carving Patterns. I myself can’t wait to attempt Ben Franklin.
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If you’re a Major League baseball player and you need a bat, then Chuck Schupp is your man.
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Is Saturday Night Live experiencing a transitional season? If so, let’s hope they go better than these five seasons.
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Star Wars fans will be looking for reasons to drive their car once they get a hold of Tom Tom’s new GPS units that guide you with the voice of Yoda, Darth Vader, C-3PO or Han Solo. Check out these hilarious videos of the characters in the recording studio.
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From the witty people at McSweeney’s comes The Unedited Version of The Social Networking Movie Poster.
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The Museo Subacuatico de Arte is an artificial reef that has to be seen to be understood – and even then it might not make sense.
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When one Missouri woman purchased a deathly-ill horse for $35, she had no idea that it would turn out to be a descendant of Secretariat.
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Students at the University of Mississippi have picked the Rebel Black Bear as their new mascot, replacing Colonel Reb. Here's a look at 11 others schools that changed their mascots.

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A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

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A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room
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The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.

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