Do you fear an NFL lockout because it may deprive you of a 2012 Puppy Bowl? If you can't wait any long for ridiculously cute puppy-vision, take a gander at the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam (thanks Holly who sent in a plethora of great links this week!). There were 4649 viewers when I checked in during the middle of the day. That seems like a great deal of folk. But wait, there's more! How about a hummingbird nest? What a world!
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I know everyone is sick of all things Royal, but I really liked this list of Top 10 Royal Family Parodies. I had never seen the Monty Python one, and it did make me laugh out loud!
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I hope someone studies the human compulsion to throw tires into lakes, rivers and streams (and just about anywhere). The truth is, they can be hard to get rid of. But there are a few pretty fantastic ways to recycle them, as some clever people have discovered (and I just discovered that the British spell it "tyre").
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These banana sculptures definitely blur the line between amazing and creepy!
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Once you've exhausted the mental_floss quiz archive head on over to the BBC's science section, which is packed with quizzes and games about the mind and body.
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On my recent travels I found that (no thanks to the weak dollar!) finding as many free tours as you can is the best way to see a little of the cities while saving your wallet some grief. From Jan, here's a new tour idea: libraries! Has anyone done a library tour? Let's just hope it doesn't become a historical tour to teach future kids what books and reading are …
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Any other baseball fans out there? The Braves (my team!) and Nationals played two extra-inning games this week that felt like they went on forever. But there's a baseball game that actually did go on forever (well, close enough) - 31 innings ending in the wee hours of the morning on April 18, 1981. Boston.com takes a nostalgic look back at the longest battle in professional baseball history.
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More cribbing from nature: new laser technology mimics an avian feather reflection technique.
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