From Jane, a fantastic set of photos featured on NPR.com: playing with the moon. Seeing the moon may be pretty easy, but stars are another matter - this sky changes chart will show you just how far you may need to go to get the best possible view.
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For all of those who complain about kids these days (cough, like me!) with their text-speak (i.e. omg u 2 r so qt!), it appears that text-like word abbreviations have been around since the 19th century. (Thanks Shilo!)
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Ok, it's not exactly Mavis Beacon teaches typing (remember her?), but this keyboard game will still get your fingers and reaction time in shape. (This made me think of typing tests, of which there are a myriad online. I scored on average 74 words per minute, how did you guys do?)
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Prison has been compared to many things, but never a hotel! Still, it seems these 11 Prisons Turned into Hotels ended up making nice digs … if you can live with the ghosts! (and I'm just sure there are ghosts).
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7 of the Best Food Moments in Muppet History, including those amazing Wilkins Coffee ads.
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Bridge not opening up for boats? No problem! The little tug boat that could will just slide right underneath it! Although, some of those capsizing boats may be in far less danger than you think …
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From the Department of English: I happened across this recently and felt the need to share that ole gem of a sentence: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Ya don't say?
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The Oatmeal breaks down what it is we really hate about those emails … you'll know the ones when you see them (I'm completely on board regarding the signature one!)
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From my good friend Melody, these rather hilarious (if not also completely depressing) conversations, "so you want to get a Ph.D in the Humanities? And "so you want to be a lawyer?" (there are cheaper ways). Ahhh YouTube, finding new ways to crush our idealism with every passing day!
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week! Remember you can submit your Flossy finds all week to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.