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Weekend Links: The Ultimate Cosby Sweater Face-Off

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The official Bill Cosby Sweater Tournament is onto the semifinal round and still accepting votes. Argyle, cashmere, cardigan, or pullover: which sweater will reign supreme?

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An interactive map of the United States of Burgers recognizes each state’s best and most iconic burgers—although fans of lesser-known regional favorites are sure to have some beef with the decisions.

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Pope John Paul II will be declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

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Johnny Depp has played various versions of oddball characters over the years, most of which required him to make some pretty weird faces.

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Audiences don’t always want a happy ending, as the astute directors of 12 films who nixed their more optimistic endings knew. After all, what would Dr. Strangelove have been without the end of the world?

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Some city names are best left untranslated. “Kuala Lumpur” sounds much nicer than “Muddy Confluence,” no?

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Even knowing full well what kind of visual trickery is going on in this dance video, it’s hard to see beyond the illusion.

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Maybe everyone should reconsider their flip-flop habits.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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