Weekend Links: The Oracle of Wikipedia

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Photographer and filmmaker Michael Galinsky was 20 years old in 1989 when he and a friend decided to spend six weeks driving across the country, capturing images of mall life for "Malls Across America," an amazing chronicle of the height of malls and, well, mall rats!
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From Alexandra, "'The Oracle of Wikipedia' finds the quickest Wikipedia link between two searches you provide.  It’s easy to get 3, 4, or 5, but you have to get more creative and obscure to get any higher.  I’ve been playing at it for a bit, and it is quite interesting how two things you thought were impossibly distant are suddenly connected!" 
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6 Bank Vaults in Crazy Places, including a bar. The final shot is pretty interesting, though.
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A really cool stop motion video that would be good on its own, but the music really makes it.
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"A selection of some of the most awesome behind-the-scenes shots I’ve seen from some famous movies found at aintitcool.com. Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanic and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set."
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For anyone who has tried to take a picture of lightning … well, it's not an easy feat, which is what makes these lovely lightning photographs all the more electrifying (pun intended, yes. YES!)
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"Would You Like a Side of Dirt with That? New findings suggest that ingesting soil is adaptive, not necessarily pathological." Yum?
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I don't usually post fashion-related links but this gallery that PBS put together of the savage beauty of Alexander McQueen really caught my eye. It's art.
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In case you thought that everything there was to see and explore in the world had already been seen and explored: the Top 10 New Species Of 2012.
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

May 26, 2012 - 5:08am
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