Morning Cup of Links: The Volcano That Changed Everything

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The Volcano That Rewrote History. When Tambora erupted in 1815, the effects were felt everywhere, and for a long time.
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To say we have an obsession with cell phones is the understatement of the century. Here are 30 pictures of this obsession that you may recognize yourself in.
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The Fictional Country Quiz. Can you match the made-up nation to the movie, TV show, book, comic, or video game it came from?
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Win fights about the success of various superhero franchises with this chart. Watch out, Batman, Iron Man is waiting to eclipse you!
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Washington University in St. Louis brought in an adorable bear cub to help students de-stress before finals. They were plenty stressed when they were bitten and scratched and threatened with rabies shots.
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This Dog Befriending A Disabled Kitten Might Be The Most Heartwarming Thing You’ll See Today. Ralphee has cerebellar hypoplasia and a huge guardian to watch over her.
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Breakdancing Buddhist monks honor fallen Beastie Boy. And we find out what they wear underneath those robes.
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How to take the perfect nap, according to science. Apparently my daily two-hour nap is not optimum, but it works for me.

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