Weekend Links: Who's Your Olympic Body Match?

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This is so cool - the BBC has put together an Olympic Body Match where you input your height and weight and it will match you up with one (or more) Olympic athletes who match your body specs. So far my friends and I found it really accurate, insofar as it matched us with athletes who play sports that we actually do (though on a supremely amateur level!)
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Pilots are usually the weakest episodes of any series, particularly comedies, because they have to convey so much in such a short period of time. But here are 20 of the best opening scenes from TV series that did continue to get better, but also got off to a fantastic start.
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From the Smithsonian, "nope, that's not an Instagram filter. That's the world's oldest photo."
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In the midst of this record-breaking hot summer, a cool (but sweaty) vintage story from the New Yorker about "America Before Air-Conditioning," by Arthur Miller.
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Which Nineties Nickelodeon Character are you? This helpful infograph will attempt to illuminate. It seems I'm ?either Filburt Turtle or Chalky Studebaker (there was one question I was 50/50 on so I went back and tried it twice).
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More nostalgia: in the style of Super Mario Flash, you can now play your favorite Gameboy Color games online at the Gameboy Control Center.
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From the Bad Astronomer, a "captivating time lapse video showing oddly clear and dark skies over Innsbruck, Austria."
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Wil Wheaton shared this post via his Twitter on Friday, and though I can't explain it … it worked.
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week - keep it up! Send your finds and submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

August 5, 2012 - 7:07am
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