Morning Cup of Links: Plush Pets

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By some estimates, 25% of college students take some kind of psychotropic drug as a matter of course. What does a personality shaped by chemistry do to one's sense of self?
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It's not easy becoming Batman. According to this prequel video, the Dark Knight's early days were a bit hit-or-miss.
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From Bagels to Balloon Rides: The Weirdest State Taxes. Whether it's something you want to encourage, like agricultural products, or something you want to discourage, like tattoos or nudity, put a tax on it either way!
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Cycle-skating, the new sport of 1923! Just like skating, except instead of balance and control, you have those uncomfortable supports.
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Putting a coin in a bottle takes some mad skills, if you do it with a forklift. I was equally impressed with the way he picked the coin up in the first place.
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DARPA and Boston Dynamics have another creepy lifelike robot that can climb stairs on almost-human-looking legs. I think we're only a few grants away from seeing the Terminator come to life.
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15 Incredible X-rays of Real-Life Monsters of the Deep. They look even weirder from the inside.
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33 Animals With Plush Versions Of Themselves. In a few of these, it's hard to tell which is real and which is a toy.
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How companies track you online. You might be surprised, unless you clear out your computer cookies on a regular basis.
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Dreadfully Different Dolls. Not for impressionable children, and not for squeamish adults, either.

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April 16, 2012 - 1:05am
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