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A Helium Balloon Bridge

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Olivier Grossette/ Splash News

French artist Olivier Grossette created a helium balloon bridge installation in Cheshire, England that is beautiful and surreal. I want this to be something you can really use! 
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Robot Revolution Update: giving new literal meaning to "manufactured pop act" (or rock act in this case …).
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Long Read: The Land of the Free -- How Virtual Fences Will Transform Rural America. Very cool.
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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows may all be made up (and some are a little too flowery), but when he gets it right, he gets it right (like with Kenopsia)
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The top 10 best books for inquiring minds. Definitely bookmarked for future reading.
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So there is a video of Sir David Attenborough comforting a blind baby rhino. And all is right with the world.
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True Facts About The Land Snail, by Ze Frank. If frank language about reproductive organs disturbs you, I would not click!
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From the Annals Of Too Much Time: a picture of a cat dressed up as "Breaking Bad's" Walter White. Frighteningly accurate (much more hair, though). I feel complete.
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Like this picture of downtown Atlanta hotel The Westin, it's time for me to take off. Thanks to everyone who has read my Weekend Links (and sent them in!) over the years - don't stop now! Keep sending your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. As for me, you can follow my continued adventures on Twitter, or cast an eye to my website for my other writing. Love to you all! Adieu!

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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing
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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing. At this rate, the male sex has only a few million years left.

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Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine. The Mormon prohibition against certain drinks leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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How Your Worst Fears Stack Up Against Reality. Select your top three fears, and the app will explain what your odds of dying from each one are.

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London, 1682 vs. Today. The Morgan Map has been overlaid with aerial views of the modern city for comparison purposes.

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The Boy Who Stayed Awake for 11 Days. A science fair project led to a world record that still stands.

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When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on Laugh-In. His 1968 appearance opened the door for presidents on entertainment shows.

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The Problem With Perfectionism. The competitive world of college has raised students' standards to a never-ending stress level.

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8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back. We can make the world a better place with more kinds of pie.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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