Morning Cup of Links: Two Spacers and Too Spaced

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It took over two decades for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to became a national holiday. Seventeen years passed between the declaration of a federal holiday and its recognition by all 50 states. Make the most of the holiday so many put so much effort into.
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Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini became a World War II bombardier until his plane went down in the Pacific. He survived 47 days adrift at sea before being captured by the Japanese. (via Metafilter)
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A sword hilt has been found among the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge. That raises a possibility that it could have belonged to Blackbeard the pirate or one of his crew -or one of his victims.
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Do you type with two spaces at the end of a sentence because your typing teacher told you to? I never had typing instruction, so I was unaware that there was a vast gap between one-spacers and two-spacers. (via Buzzfeed)
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Miss Arkansas surprisingly did NOT win the Miss America pageant, despite her triple-threat talents in singing, yodeling, and ventriloquism. Which should all be required skills for a beauty queen.
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As part of research into LSD during the 1950s, a "normal" housewife takes a trip while being recorded for science -and for TV. She needn't have been so nervous; it obviously was a pleasant experience for her.
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Snow falls, ice breaks, and things get really slippery in winter. The only thing more predictable is that someone will record our slips and slides and make a video compilation.
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A Field Guide to Literary References in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. If you care nothing at all about literary reference, you'll still enjoy these classic Python clips.

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January 17, 2011 - 12:03am
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