Weekend Links: The Most Annoying Sound in the World

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What is the Most Annoying Sound in the World? The Smithsonian provides a handy list of some of the worst, along with sound samples (I wasn't convinced until the samples, but the top choices are pretty horrendous).
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The Essential Guide to Digital Etiquette: "Presenting the FWD IRL FAQ: quick links to your most pressing Internet- and phone-related concerns. And apparently you guys are REALLY WORRIED about Facebook."
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Katy Waldman tries to track down the person who coined the word "amazeballs." (One definition: "an exclamation inviting someone to hit you.”)
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Robot Revolution Update: meet Roboy, an advanced tendon-driven humanoid robot. And your eventual overlord.
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Rare historical photos, with more at the site. I know these get posted from time to time, but as much of my life as I spend on the internet, many of these were actually new to me!
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TED Talk Time: "Mythbusters' Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849."
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Video of super cool upcycling: an airplane turned into a Kindergarten classroom.
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Stunning for weather nerds, but still should be interesting for everyone: the Year in Weather. A year-long radar animation on super-speed shows the biggest storms and weather moments of 2012.
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Useless distraction, in the name of physics!
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Send audio postcards to your friends (it takes a while to upload, but the effect is cool).
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime, send your Flossy finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

December 29, 2012 - 3:23am
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