Weekend Links: Why Smart People Can Be Stupid

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The New Yorker had a great article out this week about bias studies, the results of which are pretty fascinating (and go against my natural Woody Allen-esque neurotic introspection). Or as they titled it, "why smart people are stupid."
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From the Department of Why Not: a Baby Hedgehog Running In The Sink.
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What are the real causes of dry skin, swollen gums, food cravings, and other minor bodily complaints? Real Simple breaks down how your body might be trying to communicate with you!
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I love the detail of this helmet from the mid 16th century - the amount of work and craft that went into it is so astounding.
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Though currently details are scant as to the origins of this old piano turned outdoor fountain, the results are pretty stunning.
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From Merinda, a seriously heartwarming story about one boy's final journey to his beloved Disney ride.
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For fellow TV fans, here's a great piece from the LA Times about how more series are upending television's brand of storytelling and becoming increasingly novelistic (a la "The Wire"). About time!
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From Mashable, turns out that that shark tank collapse picture is too, well, fishy to be real. There's also a link on the page to some other photoshop hoaxes (on the internet you can just never be too sure!)
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Finally, from the Annals of Too Much Time, co-sponsored with Fruits of the Interwebz: Nicolas Cage Cats.
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

June 17, 2012 - 7:32am
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