Morning Cup of Links: Awful Inventions

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NASA unveiled the New Blue Marble photograph of the Earth last week, which drew some criticism for setting North America front and center. Now there's an alternate version from the opposite side.
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5 Terrible Inventions From Otherwise Great Inventors. Ya know, even the best players can't hit home runs every day of their lives.
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It's A Shame This Super Bowl Ad Will Only Air In Canada. It's a feel-good story and will make you want to buy some... whatever it is they're selling.
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The "safety net" that is supposed to catch the poorest of Americans before they slip to the bottom has a lot of holes in it. Existing programs have limits, are taking budget cuts, vary by state, or don't cover those who need them most.
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What do you do when the star of your movie publicly disrespects an entire ethnic group that was featured prominently in the film? The producers of Mel Gibson's How I Spent My Summer Vacation came up with a particularly clever way to turn lemons into lemonade.
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This Is What A Scientist Looks Like is a picture blog aiming to refute stereotypes about scientists. What, you were expecting Doc Brown and Dr. Frankenstein?
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Carl LaFong & the Spunk Holler Boys perform Shortnin' Bread, with new lyrics. Listening may cause giggles and raised cholesterol levels.
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Donald Trump unexpectedly endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Political pundits can't decide whether that's a blessing or a curse.
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TRUE CRIME: The Very Strange Story of Squeaky Fromme. She missed participating in the Manson murders, but found her crime niche a bit later.

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February 3, 2012 - 12:16am
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