Weekend Links: Words That Define World History

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The Future is now! The most futuristic predictions that came true in 2012.
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The world's most dangerous animal is...
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From Cindy, a very cool photo array: if all the lights went out, what kind of sky would city dwellers see at night?
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Juxtaposition: "There is a new, incredible image now available of the US at night. NASA and NOAA's new mosaics from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), on the Soumi satellite detects light from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to see dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and even reflected moonlight."
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For Hobbit fans, ?Empire's "How Quickly Can You Name The Dwarves?" Supercut?, by the actors from the film.
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Beautiful: rainbow eucalyptus. Looks like it's from another world.
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How teddy bears came to be (basically, Teddy Roosevelt + Bear = … but wait! there's more!)
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How To Shoot 2,000 Nudes a Second (safe for work! no bits shown thanks to the blur). Very interesting process.
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Beautiful multi-frame video of British diver Tom Daley, a "360 degree immersion" and look at his dives. Cool stuff.
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Words That Define World History via a Wikipedia word cloud. Unfortunate that "war" is the name of the game of the United States ...
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week -- keep it up! Send your Flossy submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Happy New Year!

December 30, 2012 - 5:18am
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