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Weekend Links: Who's Your Olympic Body Match?

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 Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

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A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room
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The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.

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