The Week: August 12, 2011

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Aug 12, 2011

For the first time in a decade (yes, ten whole friggin years) my brother and sister-in-law are in town. I realize that many of my readers will be saddened to discover that my bro is, in fact, married. On the plus side, I promise to post plenty of photos of him in the coming weeks. Which many of you will enjoy, but as his little sister, know how horrified I am at that concept.

So while I’m off trying to entertain them, here are a few links to entertain you this Friday:

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Simple, wonderful, and slightly reminiscent of the brilliant Edward Gorey: John Kenn’s monsters on Post-it notes.

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Vegetarians will be horrified, but I personally could not look away: check out Scanwiches, a site that features scan after scan of – you guessed it – sandwiches.

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Apparently, according to one study, spoilers don’t actually spoil anything. I now feel less guilty for telling my college roommate that Rosebud was a sled.

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I spent last weekend in Florida, and sadly, didn’t get to see any manatees. Which may be for the best, because apparently they’re ruthless suckers.

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Sometimes less really is more. Check out these clever minimalist movie posters.

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As unbelievable as this stuff is, you can’t argue with science: 7 Unbelievable Myths that were proved true by the Mythbusters.

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Completely mesmerized by the cut-leaf art of Lorenzo Duran.

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Tanning beds are addictive – like, literally. Research shows that people who frequent those creepy, coffin-like beds to acquire a healthy glow experience stimulation in the same parts of the brain associated with addiction. Eeep. Pass the sunscreen.

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Remember those pin-screen toys from the 80s? The ones you would press your hand onto, and it would leave the impression on the screen? Designer Lulu Guinness created a ginormous one. Check out the impressions that folks left on it.

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Julian Wolkenstein’s Echoism project scrutinizes beauty and how we perceive it, by showing what regular folks would look like if their faces were perfectly symmetrical. The results span from beautiful to strange.

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  • Okay, I loved the manatee bit.

  • You can’t argue with good science but you can argue with the science of MythBusters.

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