Morning Cup of Links: Presidents Day

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Abraham Lincoln: Portrait of a Crazy Badass. Among the hyperbole and NSFW text, this Cracked article has some very good reasons Lincoln is one of our favorite presidents. (via Gorilla Mask)
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We’ve only had one president who won four elections, pulled us out of a depression, guided us through a world war, and did it while hiding the fact that he was confined to a wheelchair. But today, instead of hiding the chair, we celebrate it.
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The Worst Gig. Music journalist Jon Niccum collected unforgettable stories from musicians about jobs gone horribly wrong. (via Metafilter)
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Bouvet Island is 1,700 miles from Antarctica and covered in ice. The few expeditions to explore it were many years apart, but in 1964, a South African expedition found an abandoned boat that is still a mystery. (via Dark Roasted Blend)
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What is best on the internet: Star Wars or cats? What if we combined them?
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The U.S.A. Memory Championship pits mental athletes against each other to see who can recall long strings of information. Joshua Foer writes about how he trained to win the event.
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Do Your Own Adventure With Sue Teller. An elderly teacher learns to get her freak on.
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Theodore Roosevelt: Mojo in the Dojo. Teddy had a brown belt in judo and was just as tough when setting policy.

February 21, 2011 - 12:09am
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