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Weekend Links: A Vacuum Made By Nintendo

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From Cindy, a really cool interactive picture maybe best described as an illustrated Wikipedia. It's incredibly detailed, and definitely a time waster.
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"60 Minutes profiled British musical savant Derek Paravicini, whose computer-like memory for music is matched by his creative abilities to play it in any style. Derek, a musical genius and nephew of Camilla Parker Bowles, plays the piano like you've never heard. Yet, he doesn't know his age, nor does he know how to hold up three fingers. Also, he is blind from birth."
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From the Department of "Ya Don't Say!" Nintendo once made a vacuum cleaner.
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What would "The Wonder Years" be like without the voice over? Apparently, a lot of silence and people staring at each other. The clip is short but makes its point - I wish someone would do a whole slew of these!
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Russian police found 57 cult members living in an underground bunker. Some of the children have never seen the sun! Slate looks into how long people can live without sunlight.
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Something I have always wondered - how do people find the superhuman strength to lift cars?
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Okay, hold your complaints about the fact that this link is from Cracked, please. There are glorious things within it! 8 sped up videos, in fact, that may shatter your idea of ordinary things (at least one of them might. For me it was Jupiter).
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Four pets survive the wild (including two days for one poor feline in Alligator Alley) in these Amazing Pet Survivor Stories (I particularly like the shoutout the author gives to Homeward Bound).
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Do you like infographs? I mean really like infographs? Because this site has a ton of them!
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Stay tuned - more links on the way tomorrow! In the meantime, send your finds and submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or send me a Tweet @keeneTV

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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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