Benjamin Franklin was a pretty amazing guy, but this great illustration of some of his accomplishments (with a few tangents as well) reminds us just how brilliant a man he was (though so far it has not inspired me out of my procrastination today).
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Two great Mario links - the first, Mario as an Indie Movie. Second, a first person view of Mario's world (also check out the Mario Kart IRL link on the site. I can't get enough of these! For those who feel the same, you can always go and play Super Mario, just for kicks).

There used to be a bigger distinction among bums, hobos and tramps than people seem to indicate now, but the three are quite different. In fact, the hobo life is alive and well, and if you find yourself moved to do some hobo-ing yourself, here's a helpful Hobo Sign Guide. (I also find it interesting how specific some of these are).
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Now I am completely, 100% behind this idea of turning water towers into houses. How very cool!
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With the discovery that the lost city of Atlantis has been found off the coast of Spain, here's a list of 10 more civilizations that mysteriously disappeared.
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The Maldives - just a like a Mac screensaver! Take a little mental daydream getaway with this photo collection to one of the most beautiful collection of islands on Earth.
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I came across this Native American Tribe map and I just thought it was pretty interesting (and depressing to see extent of how much early settlers took from them ...). Notice how many city names are taken from the original tribes (in Georgia almost all of our rivers are called by their Creek or Cherokee names)
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One of those silly internet flash game that will keep you from doing real work for awhile: draw lines to make the balls bounce and play notes! Control the gravity and number of balls as well.
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: Honestly, I could think of better uses for this chocolate (like me eating it) than a boat, but I have to applaud the effort!
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