Weekend Links: Aerial Photos of the World's Busiest Airport

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I'm almost positive I have posted this link before, but you should be watching it more than once! Be sure you have the HD option selected and are in full-screen mode for this Earth Time Lapse from Space, from a NASA flyover. Look at the storms! So beautiful and amazing.
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What do vinegar and the fainting couch have in common? Per 19th century customs, vinegar was used to revive ladies (like smelling salts) as well as help mask the stench of the putrid streets (I think I would hate the smell of vinegar more, honestly). In fact, there are a ton of vinegar-related customs I had no idea about! I feel a Dietribes coming on ...
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Geeky YouTube Videos Longer Than 10 Hours. If your YouTube video lasts for more than 10 hours, consult a doctor … you may be insane. Does anyone have a record for how long they've let one (or more??) of these play? I think that the ambient engine noise could be good to sleep to … if you wanted to dream you were lost in space.
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Scenes From Above: Atlanta's Massive Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Stunning.
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What makes the moon magnetic? Researchers believe that a massive asteroid, whose impact left a 1,200-mile-wide crater, may explain why parts of the moon's surface have a magnetic field but others don't. I'll admit that I missed that lesson, I think.
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Video game art: The Legend of Zelda expressed in watercolors.
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My law school friends have gotten a kick out of Flossy friend Ethan Wood's video series. Here's my favorite, iHate Law School, Siri, but there are many more great videos in the sidebar so check 'em out!
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Light the smoke. Has anyone ever tried this? Mental_Floss is not responsible if you set yourself or your home on fire!
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March 18, 2012 - 7:34am
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