Weekend Links: Crushin' on Tesla

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Wikipedia has been around for 10 years! Happy Birthday. You know what this means, of course: it's time for a retrospective of this unique American achievement. I am not even trying to pretend I don't go to the site every day for probably a lot more information than I should!
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The only thing people might be obsessed with more than Wikipedia is Facebook ("just how obsessed are we?") WELL … thanks to Beth, here's a handy infograph that explains just that.
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"30 Rock" is back from vacation, and Nerve.com has ranked all recurring characters from the best (Is it Liz? Jack? Jenna?) to the very worst (sorry, Cerie). Agree or disagree with these? I would reverse the #1 and #2 spots.
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The problem with the satirical idea for Crashvertising is that someone, some day, is going to probably make it real!
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If you're looking for a unique getaway (particularly if you are an artist with some disposable income), the Hicksville Trailer Park welcomes you. It's a unique concept and design, certainly!
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Most of you probably saw this frog catching a lift on a snake this week (thanks Nora!), but did it remind anyone else of the Aesop fable? For a recap of that (er …kinda), Rory Binks gives great animation to a podcast clip of Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington.
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Speaking Karl Pilkington (and you always should be), file this under things that the K-man would love: Italian man is shot in the head and later sneezes out the bullet.
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Science fairs were the very bane of my existence in school, but some kids have actually found a way to make them relevant. Take for example this 11th grader’s discovery of a way to dispose of plastic bags (and solve all the world's problems. Ok, just one problem. But it's a big one!). Any of you guys have groundbreaking science fair projects (or awful ones)?
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One of a plethora of great links this week from Jan, my very favorite linker: unusual art.
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Live-action casting can be tough, but I think the Shark Guys got this Simpson's live cast right on (even if it only applies to ancillary characters!).
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I debated about including this last link, via Lindsay, called "Bangable Dudes in History," but in the end the history bit won me over. The concept is pretty funny, and the execution is actually enlightening (and not in the way you would think). I mean, come on, some of you guys totally have a crush on Tesla, don't play!
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More links tomorrow! Send in your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or drop me a tweet @FlossyAlli on Twitter.

January 15, 2011 - 4:16am
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