Weekend Links: Could You Be An Olympic Medalist?

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In honor of the Olympics: could you be a medalist? Find out with the Guardian's retro interactive game. "See how your personal best in the 100m, 10km, 100m freestyle swim and bicycle road race compares against the all-time greats - and whether your time would have ever earned you a place on the podium. You can also share your results with your friends on Facebook, become a keyboard warrior, unlock secret codes and much more."
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Space, the final frontier … of smell? NASA is attempting to re-create the apparently very distinct aroma of space for those of us stuck around here.
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What kind of superhero are you? Wimp or warrior? College Humor has provided a Choose Your Own Origin Story to determine your super (or lack thereof) abilities.
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Very cool series of behind the scenes shots of costumed movie stars out of character.
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An MIT paper works out the Grandfather Paradox of time travel.
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Gentlemen, trying to figure out what your next facial hair arrangement should be? Take a whirl with this interactive mustache-o-rama. This seems to further confirm for me that there is very little consensus on mustache names.
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I'll admit, I don't know exactly what this game (?) is but … I like it! It's quite soothing.
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The Lazy Rule of Thirds may seem just like advice for photographers, but it gives a pretty interesting account of where the rule began, and some background on the Golden Ratio.
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An intriguing article from Esquire about a 50-year-old man who decided to start smoking.
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Stay tuned! More links tomorrow - in the meantime send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

July 28, 2012 - 5:32am
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