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Morning Cup of Links: Friday Frivolity

5 Alternatives to Obama and Romney in the Presidential Race. The Libertarian Party, the Green Party, and even the Prohibition Party (among others) are fielding candidates this year.
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October 23rd Is The Worst Birthday, at least according to a chart that's making the rounds. What's your birthday like?
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If you are familiar with the Buttered Cat Paradox, you'll appreciate this ad for Flying Horse energy drink. It's the ultimate perpetual motion machine!
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And now, a painfully honest trailer for the movie Transformers, spilling all the revelations the real trailer ignored. And it gives proper credit to the many product placements. Language slightly NSFW.
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Thirteen-month-old Sage really loves goats. Not that he knows they're goats and not dogs, but he loves them anyway.
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What happens when an astronomer goes full hipster on Twitter? Twitter goes hipster right back with #BadAstrohipster.
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The most embarrassing Wheel of Fortune failure ever. And now the entire internet has witnessed it.
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Sneakers that make you fit and 7 other misleading products. Always be wary of claims made by people who want to sell you something.
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Why is the Drinking Age 21? When I was a teenager, the laws varied by state, which made going to Tennessee a real adventure.

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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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