Morning Cup of Links: Marshmallow Cannon

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Should people be required to earn a GED to receive unemployment benefits? It might sound like a good idea, but it's a burden on educational facilities, older workers, and hardworking but intellectually deficient people.
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President Obama shot marshmallows from a cannon inside the White House at the Science Fair yesterday. No, Mom won't let you do that in the house, but you're not the president, are you?
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The Lair of the Clockwork Book is the latest serial from Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, about a book that constantly adds to its own knowledge, including knowledge about those who consult it. The serial began a year ago, so you can read just about all of it now.
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Here's a valentine for female movie buffs: Hot Guys Saying "I Love You." A supercut of what you really want to hear from a leading man.
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Chicago Man Gets Stuck In Elevator Twice In One Day. There's an elevator maintenance company somewhere that just might lose its contract.
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The oldest human paintings yet discovered are Neanderthal depictions of seals found in a cave in Spain. They've held up pretty well over 42,000 years.
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The 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi, sped up to fit into five minutes, is a wild ride. The resulting short film is called Balance Out of Life.
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Your daily dose of adorable comes in 20 pictures of cute koalas. Asleep. In trees.
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A federal court overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, in a landmark decision. But no weddings will be performed until the other side gets a chance to appeal.
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The Stories Behind 5 Old American Brands. For example, Baker's chocolate is both a descriptive name and was named after a baker named Baker.

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February 8, 2012 - 12:09am
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