Morning Cup of Links: Welcome to Sochi

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Your Comprehensive Guide To Everything That’s Going Impossibly Wrong At The Sochi Winter Olympics. Toilet problems are nothing compared to worrying about getting out alive.
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Don’t You Dare Call Russians Thin-Skinned! Criticism of the Sochi Olympics doesn’t go over well in a land where taking offense is a national pastime.
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An Internet guide to Olympic figure skating fandom. The key word to remember is “drama.”
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A powerful Scotch whisky ad from South Africa wins a gold star from me. You may feel touched by it, but the ending is a real kicker.
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27 Weird And Creepy Vintage Valentine’s Day Cards. Are these meant as double entendres, or is it just your dirty mind?
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Watch a toddler experience rain for the first time. No fear, just infectious joy that will brighten your day.
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How did Americans manage to lose $119 billion gambling last year? Here are five reasons, which may work in combination to get people hooked.
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Today marks seven years since I began working at mental_floss. Here is the very first list I posted.

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