Morning Cup of Links: July 4th Holiday Weekend

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First off: Happy Canada Day!
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9 Fourth of July Myths Debunked. We learn our history in childhood as short sound bites that oversimplify what really happened in 1776.
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On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study. If you are paranoid about government mind-control rays, you'll be even more so after reading this research from MIT. (via Everlasting Blort)
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Our earth is a dynamic place that moves and changes with no regard to humans or anyone else. Cracked looks at five events that left behind some serious scars. (NSFW text)
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First, they made killing infants illegal, then they outlawed sex determination before abortions. Now families in India who want sons are resorting to gender reassignment surgery to turn their daughters into boys.
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Watch fireworks explode in slow motion, thanks to ultra high-speed film. They're blowing things up, too, although I can't imagine why they picked a jar of mayonnaise.
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An ad from Argentina called "Braids" could stand on its own even without the product it is promoting. What was that product, anyway? ...not that it matters.
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265 TV Marathons & Specials for 4th of July Weekend 2011. So you'll have something to do between picnics, parades, and fireworks.
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Ten Big Uncle Sams. Americans, take this larger-than-life symbol with you as you celebrate the holiday weekend.

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July 1, 2011 - 1:06am
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