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Morning Cup of Links: RoboDog Shark Bait

The Perseid Meteor Shower is conveniently scheduled for this weekend. Read some tips on arranging the optimum conditions to enjoy the show.
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The television news anchors are paid millions of dollars, but are they worth it? When you figure the dollars per viewer, some seem overpaid.
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22 Years Later, Sony Is Making An ALF Movie. There's no real reason why, except that movies based on old TV shows make easy money from young theater patrons.
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A bucket drummer and his 3-year-old son (also a drummer) entertain a crowd. The kid's a born performer!
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Cats and dogs chasing a laser light would make a great music video, wouldn't it? Why sure, and it's even better if you turn the audio down.
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10 Cryptids More Terrifying than the Mongolian Death Worm. Somehow, I find the illustration of the Jersey Devil to be a bit less than "terrifying." More like "ridiculous."
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To prepare for Shark Week, Mythbusters designed an experiment to find out if the dog paddle attracts sharks, but they really didn't want to sacrifice a dog to do it. The solution is RoboDog!
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The kid hosting The After School Gourmet teaches other latchkey kids to make their own meals. Hey, what's wrong with a diet of fruit roll-ups and string cheese?
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Video games can make you lose track of time and your health. Four days of almost non-stop playing sent an Ohio teenager to the hospital suffering from dehydration and disorientation.
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From Zippo Cars to the Peepmobile: 7 Bizarre Marketing Vehicles. And you can bet people are already trying to book the still-existing ones for this year's prom.

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9 Exhilarating Close-Up Photos of Sharks
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Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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