Weekend Links: Schrodinger's Ant

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From Abe Lincoln To Donald Duck, the history of the income tax. I kind of love the beginning of the Donald video.
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McSweeneys breaks down semantics: the meaning of being implicated as an eater of prawn sandwiches. (Thanks to David for this one!)
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From the Department of Procrastination: a hand drawn game of pinball (I spent way too much time playing this - report your scores! I forgot to track mine, but the latest one was 41300).
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Even though I love Pinterest, I do admit that Funny or Die has basically summed up what 80%+ of the posts on there look like!
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There's been some controversy over the reality of these amazing ant photographs (whether they are alive or dead, hence this week's heading!), but I will quote the Telegraph, a paper I choose to trust, on the matter: "The photographs in this picture gallery may look like they been Photoshopped or assembled with dead insects, but the ants in these images are very much alive. Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov spends hours setting up fairytale scenes. He studied ants, and saw that they all follow a very specific path when they’re working. So he put his props on their trail, and photographed the insects interacting with his miniature 'stage sets'."
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Universal Pictures is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an updated logo, and in this video you can see the evolution of the studio's branding over the years (some of which brings back viewing memories for me!)
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Piggybacking another Titanic link I posted recently, check out Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic, which begs the question: why does the Titanic still fascinate us?
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A giant cache of documentaries featured on YouTube. Perfect for a rainy day!
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Parting Shot: construction of the Manhattan Bridge.
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime, send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

March 24, 2012 - 5:12am
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