Weekend Links: The Hubble Telescope Turns 21

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Signs You Have Arrived: when there’s a drink named after you.
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How many of these 100 great books have you read? Apparently the BBC believes the average person has read only 6 (I “scored” 39 … too bad this doesn’t ask which of these movies you’ve seen …!)
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Ah, canned beer. No longer the refuge of colored water with the hint of ammonia, it is now a haven to delicious craft beers.
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From Holly, a field guide to the universe, courtesy of the Hubble telescope, which turns 21 this year. Party on, Hubble, party on.
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In other space-related news: check out this image that took thirty years to complete – a father and son recreate a picture taken of them at the first shuttle launch as they attend the final one.
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Looking for a new activity? Consider the weird world of competitive croquet. Any croquet players out there? I have a set in my trunk at all times!
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For those of you on Google+ learn a few tips and tricks of the trade. What do you guys think of it so far? It’s pretty bare but I support it. It’s like Facebook + Twitter + TMobile My Circles or something.
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RS Connett creates rather intriguing art – I say he is a modern version of Hieronymus Bosch!
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Stay tuned – more links tomorrow. In the meantime send you submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!

July 16, 2011 - 5:44am
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