Weekend Links: All the Ways to Tie a Tie

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After watching The Matrix Reloaded, Swedish researchers determined that there are no fewer than 177,147 ways to tie a necktie.

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In the deep, dark winter months, entries in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition are a sight for sore eyes.

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If none of the winter Olympic sports are extreme enough for your taste, how does human bowling sound?

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mental_floss likes to keep its readers abreast of all the most amazing facts, but sometimes, a picture-fact is worth a thousand words: How do sperm whales sleep? What was Mount Rushmore supposed to look like? How big is the world’s biggest cat? The answers are all here, and the pictures speak for themselves.

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250 hours, 10,000 rhinestones, and a lot of dedication all came together in one very talented cosplayer’s real-life Elsa (from Frozen) costume.

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As part of a tintype portrait project at the Sundance Film Festival, photographer Victoria Will shot the final portrait of Philip Seymour Hoffman before he died.

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2014 marks 50 years since The Beatles made their American debut with their iconic, breakthrough performances on The Ed Sullivan Show, in front of the screaming fans that came to define “Beatlemania.” Watch all of those performances here.

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Had enough blizzard weather? This map visualizes the American cities that get the most “pleasant” days every year. Consider it a guide to your next vacation spot.

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February 16, 2014 - 1:45pm
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