Morning Cup of Links: Coolology

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According to the Institute for Economics & Peace, the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland. Denmark is nice, too, but Somalia is still a scary place, coming in dead last.
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If the HBO series Game of Thrones were a romantic comedy, its trailer would have a decidedly modern soundtrack. But I can't see it having a simple happy ending.
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Can Coolness Be Studied Like a Science? Well, maybe, but trying to figure it out makes you uncool to the max.
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Channing Tatum's movie Magic Mike is about male strippers, supposedly based on his own experience. But his former co-workers saw a preview and are accusing Tatum of using their stories instead.
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Fun tip: Suspend a drink cup in mid-air and see what reactions you get. People who work at drive-through windows are especially impressed and glad to see something out of the ordinary.
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Images of new sneakers from Adidas were leaked to Facebook, and the reaction is mainly "what were they thinking?" Well, would you wear tennis shoes with shackles attached to them?
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Check out this stylish new typographical introduction to Star Trek: the Original Series. They even killed off a red shirt!
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20 Incredible Photographs of Fireworks Reflected in Water. Oh sure, they're beautiful, but it's also reassuring to have water near your pyrotechnics.
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10 U.S. athletes to keep your eyes on at the London Olympics. Oh yeah, Michael Phelps is back, leading a crew of newcomers ready to dazzle the world.
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13 Curious Clauses in Baseball Contracts. If you're ever recruited, don't forget to ask for an allowance for mustache wax!

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June 19, 2012 - 1:05am
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