Weekend Links: The Most Important Numbers in the Universe

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An inspiration for your lottery picks this week? The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe
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Giving technology some old-fashioned charm with a fun, home-made animation. (Thanks Meg for the link! This comes via Dan's Blog)
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Another link from Dan's blog (a good place to visit, apparently), some really lovely color pencil stop motion. I don't think I would ever have the patience to make a stop motion video, but I admire the heck out of those who do!
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From one of my favorite websites, check out these amazing photographs of the last Napoleonic Veterans, from 1858.
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So how exactly do dogs, cats and even hummingbirds keep dry? They shake shake shake! I've posted a link to the dog pictures before, but there are two additional videos of other birds and animals here, plus explanations about the instinct to shake it off.
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Mrs. Stephen Fry has published a book. For those of you who don't know, Mrs. Stephen Fry is the female alter ego of Stephen Fry, i.e. Stephen Fry in drag playing his own wife. Follow? Either way, here's an great little excerpt from her book about perfect marriage (or not quite so perfect, as you will see).
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I think I posted a link to a specific part of the National Archives in the past, but the actual Digital Vaults homepage is a joy. I really admire how engaging they've made the material, I've had too much fun exploring!
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Ah, the power of Photoshop. From a hoax to a hilarious meme, follow the history of the "flying baby."
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More links tomorrow! In the meantime, send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

November 26, 2011 - 4:33am
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