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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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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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