Weekend Links: The Teeny Tiny History of the World

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Pared down, the history of the world can fit into a book the size of someone's thumb.

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Want a little light reading over lunch, but forgot to bring a book? Thanks to author Jonathan Safran Foer, a Chipotle burrito now comes with a side of story, with original works by the likes of Toni Morrison, George Saunders, and Foer himself printed on the fast-casual chain's paper products.

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In 1611, astronomer Johannes Kepler interviewed 11 candidates to be his future wife. He failed to connect with any of them, but he could have been much more successful if he'd applied the correct mathematical strategy to solve "The Marriage Problem."

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Photography has come a long way since the very first color photographs of the United States.

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Director Zack Snyder just released the first promotional image for his upcoming Batman movie, featuring the Caped Crusader in a batsuit that is both new and borrowed from the costumes of a long line of predecessors.

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No one is surprised that A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin writes all his books on a DOS computer from 1987 without spellcheck, because of course he does.

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Plain apples and oranges are getting a bit of a makeover, as gardeners get creative with uniquely bred fruits and vegetables that won't be found at the local supermarket.

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Flappy Bird, the addictive smartphone game that distracted everyone from the work they should have been doing until its creator took it down, is coming back.

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May 17, 2014 - 9:00am
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