Weekend Links: Pasta Behind the Scenes

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Take an illustrated, virtual trip to Italy and the home of the world’s largest pasta producer.

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Would you rather fight a hundred duck-sized horses or a single horse-sized duck? Arnold Schwarzenegger has the answer to this one.

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Given the chance, who wouldn’t want to sing a duet with Billy Joel? Jimmy Fallon, late-night TV host and very lucky man, will have to stand in for all of us.

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The winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have captured the spirit of people and places across the globe, with a few elephants and orangutans thrown in for fun.

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Even animals are subject to a foreign language barrier—except, for some reason, cats.

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Yes, it was an act of criminal trespass, but it is at least a little bit impressive that a 16-year-old managed to sneak his way to the top of the 1776-foot-tall Freedom Tower.

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On Spike Aerospace’s “windowless supersonic business jets” of the future, every seat is a window seat. Passengers will finally get to enjoy the mid-air view as they fly high above the clouds—never mind the cabin pressure.

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Afraid to delve into the world of stinky cheeses? Fear no more.

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March 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
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