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Weekend Links: Art on a Plate

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Malaysian artist Hong Yi spent a month playing with her food, and her culinary creations set against the background of a white plate are (mostly) edible works of art.

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Mike Breach, “NYC’s barista to the stars,” makes impressively realistic portraits of famous people, fictional and real, in latte foam.

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Friends character Phoebe Buffay has a song for every occasion.

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What Classical Character Are You? According to the quiz, I’m Dido: I “inspire loyalty and confidence in others and are generous to those in need,” but I “can be overly sensitive and find rejection difficult to handle.” Well…better than Medea.

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Out of context, a photo blog where a father shares pictures of his crying child with the world sounds like poor parenting. Reasons My Son Is Crying provides captions for each picture, which explain why his son is crying, and why it’s okay for us to laugh. For example: “I wouldn’t let him eat mud.”

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This list of Every Single Dinosaur in Jurassic Park, From Worst to Best has the velociraptors ranked at #1, naturally.

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The new Arrested Development teaser posters each refer to a particular member of the dysfunctional Bluth family. See if you can guess them all.

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There are 900,000 buildings in New York City, and one man is trying to draw them all.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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