Morning Cup of Links: King of the Uglies

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The World's Five Ugliest Animals Are Actually Kind of Cute. The Ugly Animal Preservation Society has declared that the blobfish is the ugliest of all.
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The 50 Essential Films About High School. They all make us glad we don't have to live those years but once.
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The Harry Potter book series is over, but a new series of movies will be set in that world. And better still, it will be written by J.K. Rowling.
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The tune of "Blurred Lines" immediately reminded me of another song, but I couldn't put my finger on it. This mashup makes it all so clear now.
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College dorms have changed a great deal in the last 110 years. Yet in some ways, they are the same as they've ever been.
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Shhhh, I'm Squawkin' Here! A macaw knows how to shut another bird up, with a hand gesture for emphasis.
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"Jumping the shark" is a very useful term in explaining how television works. Here are ten more new metaphors we could use to explain different entertainment concepts.
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8 vintage photos of beauty queens. Once upon a time, you could win without breast augmentation or even combing your hair.
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13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky. Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!

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September 13, 2013 - 8:45am
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