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Morning Cup of Links


Watch the Perilous (and Poetic) Sport of Bull-Leaping

Kirstin Fawcett

José Manuel Medina doesn’t fight bovines—he flips over them.

Infographic: The Most Unique Pizza Toppings by City

Jake Rossen

Lobster pizza in Boston might not surprise you, but some others will.

What the Color of Your Pee Can Tell You About Your Health

Kirstin Fawcett

Just because it's yellow doesn't mean everything's mellow.

6 Steps for Disputing an Error on Your Credit Report

Kate Rockwood

A 2012 study by the Federal Trade Commission found that one in four people found errors on their credit reports that might affect their scores.

U.S. and Cuban Officials Collaborate to Preserve Hemingway Memorabilia

Michele Debczak

The neglected artifacts include books, letters, and hunting trophies.

Remembering the First Smart Toy: 2-XL

Jake Rossen

The sassy robot quizzed users with multiple choice questions stored on 8-track cassettes.

TripAdvisor to Cease Selling Tickets to Unethical Wildlife Attractions

Kirstin Fawcett

The attractions sometimes drug, beat, or isolate animals into submission.

Thursday's Amazon Deals You Can't Miss

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 13.

Oldest Evidence of Birds’ Voice Box Found in Antarctica

Shaunacy Ferro

It's at least 66 million years old—significantly older than any syrinx fossil evidence found before.

Name the First Word of Each Song Title

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How Your Gym Might Be Holding You Back

Jake Rossen

If you find yourself uncomfortable at your local sweat box, there might be a few good reasons why.

Barbershop Offers Discounts to Young Clients Who Read Out Loud

Michele Debczak

Reading a book to the barber trims $2 off the bill.

13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Dog Walkers

Suzanne Raga

It's not always a walk in the park.

Life-Size Graphite Skeleton Draws Itself Into Oblivion

Kate Horowitz

Artist Agelio Batle’s “Ash Dancer” will eventually vanish like the lead of a person-shaped pencil.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Shaunacy Ferro

An American hasn’t won the world’s most prestigious writing prize since 1993.