Weekend Links: Why Pandas Are Black and White

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From NPR: "It's not easy being green. Some of us know that better than others. And, though singer, fiddler and whistler Andrew Bird knows that this is Kermit's song to own, he decided to tackle it in a way that only Bird could, as part of a charming Muppets tribute record called The Green Album."
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Check out this very cute tongue-in-cheek short animation on Why the Panda is Black and White (at least, in the mind of one child).
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Speaking of black and white, test yourself on this famous Zebra Puzzle and see if you are among the estimated 2% who are able to solve it!
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"Look up!" is the message for this slideshow of the world's coolest ceilings.
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An amazing photography project by Stefano Unterthiner: animals face to face (I just had to feature the ape - and some people question why the rest of us find it so easy to anthropomorphize!)
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A silly little distraction of a game (that becomes artistic!) The black arrows attack the color arrows (which splatter on the canvas) - your clicks control how many of each appear (and where they move).
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Very cool gallery of double-exposure photographs. I remember when this would happen with old cameras - I think the effect can be created in Photoshop now (of course!)
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Feel inspired to sketch this weekend? Try out some different grips - the way you hold your pencil could mean the difference between public toilet stick figure and van Gogh (or just the difference between "meh" and "wow that's pretty good!")
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter where I often post pretty pictures (like this one from NASA of the perfection of the winter solstice).

July 31, 2011 - 7:17am
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