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Weekend Links: Pretty Kitties

These cats that look like pin-up girls are some saucy felines. Safe for work, unless your boss is really particular about cats.

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Renowned TV presenter, mental_floss contributor, and culinary know-it-all Alton Brown writes all of his tweets on Post-It notes (often illustrating them), takes a picture, and uploads the image to his feed. His collected works can be found at his Tumblr, Analog Tweets.

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The Ultimate Ferris Bueller Quiz is tough. I’ve seen the movie about half a dozen times, and I’m too embarrassed to tell you my score. I did know who Abe Froman was, though.

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This animated video imagines various wildlife settings in the hypothetical world that would exist “if animals ate fast food.” The roly-poly creatures are just ripe for stuffed plush toy adaptations.

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This guide to wedding-themed Barbies through the years features a surprisingly diverse-looking cast of dolls. Famous brides in history Elizabeth Taylor and Kate Middleton make special appearances, though Princess Di was never commemorated in Mattel plastic. Can you really be the People’s Princess without a miniature toy version of yourself?

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This gallery of some impeccably dressed dogs in New York (of course in New York) is to New York Fashion Week as the Puppy Bowl is to the Super Bowl: more fun and involves fewer shoulder pads.

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These awkward stock photos will remind you to be grateful that mental_floss employs such discerning, tasteful site editors.

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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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