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A Helium Balloon Bridge

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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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