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Morning Cup of Links: Proposing Cute

The worst foods we love. Admit it, you've got some unreasonable cravings for junk foods that are full of salt, sugar, and childhood memories.
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So who was this J.R. Ewing character anyway? Those born after 1985 or so may have no idea, so here's the short version.
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Everyone Stop And Watch This Music Video Starring Cee Lo And The Muppets. “All I Need Is Love” has a background tune you'll surely recognize.
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John Storms, known for his over-the-top Christmas light shows, moved to a new town. His new neighbors are getting their Christmas spirit Gangnam Style this year!
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The 11 Cutest Proposals In Internet History. DO NOT miss the one from the Canadian air traffic controller.
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You may have noticed people putting a copyright notice on their Facebook pages in response to new terms of service. However, it won't do any good because you already signed those rights over.
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An Escape From Sex Slavery. Sreypich Loch left a Cambodian brothel behind and now works to free other child sex workers.
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What would happen if Texas actually seceded? It would be an instant lesson for Texans in how much federal and state governments contribute respectively to their everyday life.
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6 Pop songs that rip off classical music. Co-opting perfection is a shortcut to fame and record sales.

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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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