I've been doing a lot of traveling lately for work and the one thing we tend to not take any notice of in airports is, well, the thing that is ubiquitous: the carpet. But according to CNN, there are a few for whom airport carpets evoke interest, passion and the creation of a website devoted to the facts and figures of airport carpets. So check out the reasoning behind some of your local or recently-visited runways, and be amazed!
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Flossy reader Tucker found this inspiration story about an amazing coach who … well, you'll just have to read the article. Hint: it made me tear up. And as Tucker said, "This is a story that makes for a Disney Sports movie. It just has that feel to it. The article is a little long but definitely worth the read." I agree 100%.
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A game that asks you to define words as quickly as you can - report your scores! (er, I wasn't that great the first time around and got 300)
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From my friend Preston who always finds great links: this one goes out to you guys in the northeast, specifically Boston. Yes, even Atlanta has registered significant amounts of snow this year, but we would not get very far on the Shaq-O-Meter, Boston.com's way of measuring the wintry weather!
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A brief but interesting history of the internet (and Al Gore is nowhere to be found!) When did you guys first get online? For me it was in the late 90s with those AOL free minutes discs ... those were the days! (to forget!)
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People and their pets … it's a love like no other. Which is why there is actually a market for things like pet snuggies and dog thongs. Oh yes, believe it (along with these other Top 20 Insane Pet Products for Crazy Owners)
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As much as I love animals, it pains me just a little that these 20 Famous Film Star Dogs definitely make (and have made) more than my salary ...
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File this under "Only in Academia:" Woman Graduates With First-Ever Master's Degree in ... The Beatles.
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From Jan, a clever game for the mathematically-minded among you (yes, I'm just posting the article here): "The rules are simple (and I have no doubt many of you already know them): 5, multiples of 5, and numbers with “5” in them, are FIZZ; 7, multiples of 7, and numbers with “7” in them – like “17” – are BUZZ; 9, multiples of 9, and numbers with “9” in them, are SCHMECKLE. Ready? And here you just launch right in. I say, “one.” You say, “two.” I say, “three.” You say, “four,” I say, “FIZZ” (if I were to accidentally say “five,” I would have lost the game). You say, “six.” I say, “BUZZ” (and giggle), you say, “eight” . . . and so on, as fast as possible, with excitement building as we near BUZZ-SCHMECKLE (because 27 is divisible by 9 and has a “7” in it) and – oh, boy! – “FIZZ-BUZZ” “SCHMECKLE” “BUZZ” (for 35, 36, 37) and we both grin goofily at passersby who take us for sophomores on spring break."
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