Morning Cup of Links: World Response to 9/11

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We Are All Americans: The World's Response to 9/11. Twelve years later, let's recall how the global community came together.
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It was once common knowledge that you cannot manufacture or even predict what will go viral on the internet. Jimmy Kimmel's fake twerk disaster video stunt appears to contradict that adage and may change how the video business works.
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Breaking Bad season five is 16 episodes long, with a months-long break in the middle, but iTunes considers it two seasons. That sparked a class-action lawsuit against Apple for charging fans twice to see the whole season.
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9 Most Sympathetic Villains In Books. The better we get to know them, the more we can relate to them.
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A guy with post-surgery amnesia meets his wife as a stranger. Lucky for him, he says the exact things any wife would want to hear.
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Can You Smoke Weed if Your Friend Is a Cop? According to the cops on reddit, it's no big deal.
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A cat playing with running water on a slippery bathtub is just tempting fate. He was so embarrassed he had to go hide.
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A rubber-jointed contortionist shows off his dance moves on the street. My knees and hips started aching just from watching him.
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Colorado is testing talking urinal cakes in bars to curb drunk driving. The idea is to test a guys's aim, but hearing a talking urinal will likely frighten many into calling a cab.
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4 ways to boost the dismal turnout in local elections. The part about passing out shots of Jim Beam seems like it would work.

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September 11, 2013 - 6:38am
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