Morning Cup of Links: Pumpkin Shortage

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Teachers often tell the story of how assassin Gavrilo Princip would not have been in shooting range of Franz Ferdinand that fateful day in 1914 if he hadn't stopped to buy a sandwich about the time the Archduke coincidentally passed by. Mike Dash first heard the strange story from his daughter, and decided to investigate its origin.
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If you ever have anything to do with a feature film, do not design the poster like this, because it's been done. And see the rest of this week's new movie posters, too.
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The Past and the Future of Famous Logos. All tend to evolve into simpler graphics, but some may encounter "circumstances" in the future.
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Benjamin Oliver Jenks hitchhiked from L.A. to Maine, and took a picture of all 930 people he met along the way. Then he put them together in a video. NSFW due to very brief nudity.
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If Computer Problems Were Real, then we'd really have problems. This video illustrates the silliness of the terms we use for the world of computing.
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Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know. They held their own with the male scientists of their times, even though they had bigger barriers to leap getting there.
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The Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2011. Flooding, fungus, and Hurricane Irene conspired to ruin our October porch decorations and Thanksgiving pies.
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Better Know Your Flossers. I just yesterday found this extremely useful list of personal websites for the mental_floss staff.

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September 22, 2011 - 1:06am
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