Another victory against the machines! Bees solve complex problems faster than computers, look cuter while doing so.
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Here's a physics-based flash game where you burn down forts and castles through over 20 levels. I don't know why I was so addicted … it was a stressful day! Who can beat my 8 brilliant victories? (Hopefully I can, 8 isn't that great! Note the hypocrisy of this link versus the scholarly one at the bottom).
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It's been a dream of kids (and adults!) since balloons first came about, but particularly after the movie "Up:" See the National Geographic Channel's sneak preview into a home they have lifted up with 300 balloons.
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I call upon you Flossers to again tell me if I am wrong to believe these pictures of snowflakes up close and personal are real. Even if they are fake, they're still kinda awesome!
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A pretty cool website that calls itself "an illustrated, mind-blowing magic carpet ride of more than 175 ways to alter human perception and consciousness (without drugs or alcohol)." It's pretty trippy, I'll give it that! I really like some of the "other color" noises.
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This animation is a must: it displays every nuclear bomb explosion on Earth from 1945 to 1998. As the title says, "what the HELL were we thinking??" The video starts off slow but at the height of the Cold War, it's unbelievable(ly frightening). I do not understand how we are not living in a radioactive wasteland!
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The Internet Used for Good: Ok, so maybe these 14 scholarly links won't necessarily make you smarter (they might!), but they're probably a better use of internet downtime than playing Bejeweled Blitz for the 500th time this week!
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Explain it in a way I can understand: what does 1 trillion dollars look like?
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Thanks to everyone who sent in links this week! Keep 'em coming: send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or send me tweet @FlossyAlli. Don't forget to set your clocks forward today (yuck) - my parents are boycotting Daylight Saving Time, at least for a few weeks, and I may do it, too! Just go on Allison Standard Time.