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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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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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