Weekend Links: The Ghost Boat Has Finally Come To Shore

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From my friend Dekalb, a solar storm makes for a fantastic European light show.
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Ahoy mateys, thar be the ghost boat, come to shore at last! After three years and 3,500 miles, the driverless "Nantucket" finally washed up in Spain. (Thanks Holly!)
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Are you tired of the ‘Sh*t People Say’ videos? Mashable has 15 of the best ones to help you say goodbye to this fun-while-it-lasted meme.
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From Neatorama, "the Antikythera Mechanism: Quest to Decode the Secret of the 2,000 Year Old Computer" (and how it would work today).
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Looking like something from MYST (remember that game?!) or maybe "Lost," the mysterious and beguiling Sea Forts, located in The Thames Estuary off the North Kent coast, are photographed and explained.
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Check out this amazing video "by Spacecraft Films shows the July 16, 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the moon. The camera was rolling at a whopping 500 frames per second, allowing the first 30 seconds of the launch to be slowed down into this 8-minute narrated video of pure awesomeness." You can also mute it and play Sigur Ros over it and it is, predictably, epic.
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A little GIF that goes a long way: some perspective on just how huge certain stars really are. Still essentially incomprehensible, but it's a start!
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A very … interactive? bathroom. Not sure I would feel comfortable in here, honestly!
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Stay tuned - more links on the way tomorrow! In the meantime, send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or Tweet me.

January 28, 2012 - 4:08am
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