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Weekend Links: The Technicolor Dream Whale

I think the title of this says it all: "Holy crap, this whale spouts rainbows."
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From James, "I realize this is an ad for Coca Cola, but I still liked the video clips." James, I concur. Supposedly this is real footage from Coca Cola security cameras around the world, and it may help restore some faith in humanity.
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Very cool repurposing - Broken CDs transformed into iridescent animal sculptures. Probably not ideal for a child-proofed house (or one where I live, as I would surely cut myself).
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There is a language warning here, but this is absolutely the best parenting advice in the age of the internet that I have ever read. Check it out, heed it, and pass it along. It is essential and true.
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The cost of progress? Curiosity killed the inventor - here's list of inventors killed by their own inventions.
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So what truly happens inside of a black hole? We may know the truth soon enough thanks to recently launched voyage to the center of a black hole.
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Designer Gillian James has made an illustration of the Stephen King Universe (excluding the Dark Tower series) in a handy flowchart. As one commenter said, you can also use it as a reading guide.
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This is just too weird to even know where to start, but I'll give it a try. From Robby - curious what the Fs of the world are up to? Things starting with F, that is. Now you know (at least, a few of them). Does any other letter have a following? Do you have a favorite letter?

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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