Weekend Links: The Least Helpful Reviews Ever

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From the Department of Dreams: 8 Ways Magnetic Levitation Could Shape the Future. Here are some of the craziest uses that engineers and designers have conjured up.
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The most fascinating men … who were really women!
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From time to time there's talk about how the best college basketball teams would fare against the lowest ranked NBA teams, especially one with such a young group of players like, say, the Washington Wizards. So Deadspin simulated a Kentucky vs. the Washington Wizards matchup. Who do you think won?
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Why "uncanny valley" human lookalikes freak us out. (Because we should be scared, that's why!)
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Just in time for spring - "You may be familiar with the Common Yellow and the Western Tiger, but the Swallowtail family of butterflies is much larger and diverse than you may imagine. Take a look at some of the less familiar species and revisit one or two you have perhaps seen before."
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If you're a soccer fan, you should be tuning in to the Men in Blazers podcasts for some great fun and good insight, such as this Game of Thrones–to–English Premier League Converter. I know this link will appeal to about 2% of the readers of this blog, but since I'm pretty proud its creator used some of the ideas I emailed him about it I am shamelessly including it anyway! (If you are a fan of both give me a shout - which team do you support and who is your favorite character from the TV show or the books?)
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Some of the least helpful reviews out there, from the satirical to the too ridiculous to believe. Some of these people are clearly regular commenters on Yahoo!Answers and IMDB ...
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What does it look like when a guy comes out to his friends on Facebook but they are entirely too geeky to care? (essentially, as my friend Matt put it, ::shrugs, flips through book on CSS and HXML::)
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I couldn't find out any more about this from a legitimate news source, but I choose to believe its veracity because one day I want to find something like this when I wander through the woods: a German tank is recovered from a lake after 62 years.
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime, send your emails or ravens (I know there are few of you Game of Thrones fans out there! But do you watch soccer...) to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

April 7, 2012 - 5:14am
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