Weekend Links: The Power of Music

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Definitely my favorite link this week: an ?elderly man in a nursing home reacts to hearing music from his era?. The power of music is real, people.
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In case you missed it, Jimmy Fallon spoofs "Downton Abbey" with his version, "Downton Sixby." Lady Hedith absolutely slayed me.
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From Maggie, an XKCD illustration of lake and ocean depth (include some -mostly nonfiction- objects for comparison). I find this frightening for some reason.
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Related, and also scary to me: the deepest pool in the world.
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From Holly, a long but interesting read on how brands become nouns, and the implications of it.
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Department of Thinking Caps: Describing Nature With Math - "How do scientists use mathematics to define reality? And why?"
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Remember about a month ago when Miss Cellania posted about the Geek Tournament? Well the results are in, and they are glorious.
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The meme is over now that Texts from Hillary Clinton reached amazing meta levels, but you can still scan through the small archive (the best ones are past the first page, in my opinion) and maybe get a chuckle.
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A very long but worthy article (there are a few of these this week - bookmark 'em!): "how movie studios are forcing Hollywood to abandon 35mm film, but the consequences of going digital are vast and troubling." The story notes how almost all of the original Toy Story and much of the sequel were nearly lost because someone accidentally pressed the delete key (we've all been there ... though on a much smaller scale!)
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Remember to send your finds and favorites to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

April 15, 2012 - 7:34am
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