Morning Cup of Links: Five Fast Years

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Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, defended the defunding of Planned Parenthood by saying the charity “would never bow to pressure.” That was just before they reversed course under pressure from all sides.
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A new theme park in Ilsan, just outside Seoul, South Korea features interactive adventures using Kinect technology. That's way cheaper than building rides, exhibits, and a fantasy world.
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Comedian GloZell takes the cinnamon challenge with a spoon that's too big. It's not so much that she fails, but how spectacularly she fails.
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Catwoman Pepper Sprays Fake Ozzy Osbourne On Hollywood Boulevard. Other strange characters backed up Catwoman's side of the story.
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A Sulcata tortoise enjoys a salad, which probably took hours in real time. With time-lapse photography and a dramatic soundtrack, he's an unstoppable eating machine.
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Iceland's Historic Turf Houses: The Eco-Homes of the Future? There's no warmer, greener, or cheaper building material than Mother Earth.
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As the police department suffers cutbacks, citizens of Detroit are resigned to defending themselves by any means necessary. Justifiable homicide is up 79% over last year, and it was already higher than the rest of the nation.
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OK Go's new video for the song "Needing/Getting" took four months of planning and four days to shoot before debuting at the Super Bowl. The car plays the music, but the real trick was singing and driving.
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Why we'll never find another planet like Earth. It has something very unique and important, and it's not people.
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Periodic Tableware. This was my very first post on mental_floss, published five years ago today!

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February 6, 2012 - 12:07am
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