Morning Cup of Links: How Doors Work

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Syria has closed its doors to reporters since the Middle East uprisings last spring. Journalist Alexander Christie-Miller managed to get inside Syria to see what's happening.
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College Humor thinks Shark Week should be changed to Bear Week, but you know what would be the most awesome predator of all? BearShark!
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A boy has his toy boat down in the water, and he is pulling it to shore by a string. If he pulls in one yard of string, will the boat advance a yard, or less than a yard, or more than a yard? (via TYWKIWDBI)
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After considering the new Smurfs movie, the folks at Slate compiled the interactive Cartoon Character Color Wheel to show the spectrum of colors by which we know our favorite cartoon characters. The brighter, the better! (via Buzzfeed)
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Almost ten years after the attacks of 9/11, New Yorkers are thinking about dropping the term "Ground Zero" and moving on. Their choice name for the area would be the "World Trade Center."
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For some reason, they're making the movie Die Hard 5. The film has already lost two directors, but the search is on for number three, because (go figure) the show must go on.
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There are people who don't know how doors work, and there are doors that just don't work. Or are the doors taking their revenge on people?
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Inventory of Older Octagon, Hexagon, and Round Houses. There's at least one in your state, plus some mysteries you might solve. (via Metafilter)
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5 Famed Retired Corporate Mascots. Two racist caricatures and three who just plain wore out their welcomes.

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August 2, 2011 - 1:16am
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