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Morning Cup of Links: TV Mashups

Aung San Suu Kyi is the Nelson Mandela of Burma. If you don't know of her, you can catch up on the fearless Burmese opposition leader in an excerpt from the book The Lady and the Peacock.
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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos wants to retrieve Apollo 11?s engines from the ocean floor. If he succeeds, they'll still belong to NASA, even 43 years later.
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Nick Berry of DataGenetics has calculated the best strategy for winning the game Hangman. You might think you know which letters to pick first to maximize your chance of guessing right, but there’s a lot more involved than you ever considered!
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When Social Networks and Body Image Collide. When strangers come together on sites like Pinterest, they can enable eating disorders, if not outright encourage them.
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Let's go eat at Downton Arby's. The perfect mashup for fans of British television and American fast food.
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An audit of working conditions at Foxconn plants, where iPhones and iPads are made, revealed violations of labor laws. No one was shocked, and the company plans to improve working conditions up to the legal Chinese standards.
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Gwen tried out for a position in the new field of data processing, and aced the test. That surprised many who assumed that a black woman could never be smart enough, but the machines didn't care who ran them.
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Skyrim Hoarders is another pop culture mashup. If you have even a passing familiarity with either part, you'll get a laugh out of how they're put together.
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8 ridiculous pop culture-inspired cookbooks. You, too, can learn to cook like a fictional character, or a fictional chef who cooks fictional food for fictional characters.
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Bizarre Vending Machines. Anything you want to sell can be automated somehow.

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9 Exhilarating Close-Up Photos of Sharks
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Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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