Morning Cup of Links: Jump Rope POV

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered 16 Afghan citizens and damaged the hope for cooperation between our countries. There's a long list of stressors that may have caused him to snap.
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A homeless man stole a woman's identity for years in order to get medical care. Apparently the doctor never performed a full body examination.
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Learn how a particle accelerator works, using donuts and other strange illustrations. That certainly cleared everything up for me.
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LEGO unveiled its R2D2 set, containing 2127 pieces. Watch a video to see the long list of features that justify its price.
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An excerpt from the book Escape from Camp 14 tells what it's like to grow up in a North Korean prison camp. Shin In Geun was born a prisoner, but finally heard about another world outside the fence. (via Metafilter)
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Americans don't say "please" and "thank you" as much as we used to. But we're not losing our manners, we just express them differently.
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One video has clips of 200 other viral videos linked together in some kind of logical order. If you recognize even half of them, consider yourself an internet junkie.
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The new full-length trailer for Prometheus is out. Two factions battle for control of the Earth which sets up the universe where Alien was born.
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Here's what jump rope looks like, if you are a rope. Bonus: the person jumping keeps changing!
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What happened to economic mobility in the U.S.? A person is more likely to stay in the economic class he is born into here than in Canada and most of Europe.
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4 Extravagant College Boosters. If you can't take it with you, you may as well leave a building or two with your name on it.

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March 19, 2012 - 1:04am
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