Morning Cup of Links: Webby Winners

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The winners of the Webby Awards have been announced. In rather few categories did the award and the people's choice go to the same website, which is a double honor.
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They've figured out why skunks are striped like that. It's camouflage for the modern world.
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The secret life of libraries. If someone proposed the idea of a library as a new thing in this modern age, they would be laughed at, but we have them and don't want to lose them. (via Metafilter)
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No More Questions! is a new StoryCorps animation featuring the memories of a feisty 87-year-old Chinese grandma and former store detective. This should inspire you to enjoy your mother as much as you can if you still have her.
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Pomppu Fiilis is a Finnish term meaning "bouncy feeling," which is what you get when you watch this bizarre music video. Warning: earworm.
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What kind of animal was a thylacine, anyway? It's hard to study an animal we drove to extinction less than 100 years ago, but scientists are giving it a try.
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A real man can hold a child tenderly in one arm while using the other to catch a foul ball. Ladies and gentlemen, here is that man.
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How Ex-Presidents and Prime Ministers Make their Money. Respect can turn into cash in retirement.

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May 3, 2011 - 7:54pm
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