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Weekend Links: Back To The Future II Hoverboard Test Footage

When I read the headline, "Back To The Future II Hoverboard Test Footage" … well, I think it speaks for itself!
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As these Olympics wind down, learn a little bit about the woman who held the record for the most Olympic medals before Michael Phelps.
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Why do athletes chomp on their gold medals? It may be tradition to "test the gold" but of course they are not really gold anymore ...! Here's a slideshow of some of the bites. (Thanks Holly for the link)
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One more Olympic link: in case you missed them, here is every London Olympics-inspired Google Doodle.
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From Alexis, there's plenty of study on how to drink like your favorite authors (hint: don't), but how about eating like them.
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Need inspiration for an evil laugh? Or to supplement you just saying "maniacal laugh?" (one of my favorite moments from the Muppet Movie). Then what you need is this Maniacal Movie Laughs Supercut.
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If you want to learn how to tie a bowtie, who better to help out than Bill Nye? (That rhymed by accident then on purpose, yes). Thanks Jenny for the link (and nostalgia!)
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The top 10 strangest celebrity music video cameos. Seriously, what was anyone thinking?
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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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