Weekend Links: Rob Ford Celebrates Gold

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Canadians (including Rob Ford) celebrate hockey gold.

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There are currently 25 active interplanetary space missions, some of them launched as long ago as 1977. Where are they now?

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“Couple has passive-aggressive argument in restaurant” would make for a snoozefest of a short film, but sketch comedy troupe POYKPAC puts a clever twist on the premise by requiring their characters to speak only in movie titles—154 of them in a row, to be exact.

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Even when they’re trying their hardest to sell a house, homeowners and realtors still frequently succumb to the temptation of including photos that have nothing to do with real estate—say, of their cat, their nearest ice cream cart, some nice ducks, or themselves.

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The Jamaican bobsled team, those beloved Olympic underdogs, didn’t do so well in competition, but they do have a delightful new theme song, simply and appropriately called “The Bobsled Song,” with an entertaining 8-bit music video to match.

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How often does someone in the U.S. get a tattoo? How often does a bald eagle catch a fish? How often does a Sagittarius named Amelia drink a soda? According to a recent XKCD comic, probably more often than you’d think.

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Shower thoughts—those flashes of insight that only seem to come when alone and sudsy—are some of the most profound thoughts.

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There’s a lot of junk on eBay, but some careful searching has unearthed some authentic—if bizarre—movie props for sale to the savvy, film-loving bidder, including just one of Doc Ock’s tentacles from Spider-Man 2.

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Can you guess the book from its Library of Congress-designated keywords?

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