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Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Are there really unicorns in the Bible? Kinda.
  2. In Kurt Vonnegut’s book, Hocus Pocus, the main character bemoans the futility of ignorance in describing a series of failed perpetual motion machines. I’ve always had trouble imagining what those might look like until now.
  3. What do blind people see? *Hint* It isn’t black.
  4. I’ve toyed with the idea of a store that only sells one item a week. It always seemed like a crazy idea, one that you’d never find in the real world. But then I heard about the Japanese Bookstore that only sells one book title per week.
  5. And I don’t know if you are familiar with Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, but they may have just been snapped up by Google.

Enjoy!

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Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

Wireless Computer Mouse with Wheel

Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Worried that robots are going to steal your job? Check here to see if you are safe.
  2. At one time in my life, I really wanted to be an astronaut. Space fascinated me. But my aspirations changed when I made two realizations about myself: I really don’t like the idea of dying in space (always a possibility), and I am probably not smart enough to work for NASA. Little did I know that all you needed for some NASA jobs was the ability to lie down for months at a time.
  3. I don’t know if you can claim the title of pyrotechnics expert if you blow yourself up with your house, but that’s what the headline says.
  4. Where’s Waldo? (He’s really in there somewhere).
  5. When I die, I don’t need a giant pyramid like they had in Egypt, just something reasonable like the 40 foot high ones that they had in Sudan.

Enjoy!

Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

Wireless Computer Mouse with Wheel

Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. In preparation for my talk at Jot tomorrow, you may want to brush up on your Norse gods.
  2. How does an investigative journalist find a person on the Most Wanted list when the FBI can’t even find them? They call every bar in the state and ask to talk to them.
  3. As we head into fall, you may be looking for some yummy apple-related dishes. Personally, I think this Bloomin’ Baked Apple thing looks pretty amazing.
  4. What is the best way to welcome airplanes to an airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin? With a sign that says “Welcome to Cleveland” of course!
  5. One of my favorite and most useless interests as a kid was origami. I’d fold all kinds of things that would then need to be thrown away. And now, you can too!

Enjoy!

Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

Wireless Computer Mouse with Wheel

Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. As a Tolkien fan, I would be remiss were I not to mention the newly released Story of Kullervo, J.R.R.’s first foray into epic prose. Nerd out with me over here.
  2. Aside from genocides, disease, and evil in general, I think we can all agree that one of the saddest things out there is the fact that most crayons that are given to children in restaurants are trashed after use. Finally, someone is doing something to fix it.
  3. Thank goodness I work in marketing and not advertising (they are different, right?). After what this ad executive said about his industry, I’d be mighty tempted to quit my day job and pursue my dreams. Fortunately, I dream of working in marketing (well, mostly).
  4. Have you ever thought about starting up your own country? It isn’t impossible to do.
  5. Sometimes, it is fun to pretend to be someone else. Kids do it all the time with imaginary play. And occasionally adults do it too. A man may, for instance, pretend to be a surgeon only to be called upon to perform surgery aboard a military vessel. Fortunately, the gentlemen that pretended this also saved the lives of all of his patients.

Enjoy!

Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

Wireless Computer Mouse with Wheel

Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Since I worked in a bookstore for 10 years, I can tell you that the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” is completely wrong. You can TOTALLY judge a book by its cover. That’s how books pull you in before you have read anything about them. And now, they’ve made a game of it!
  2. If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new fan theory floating around the internet about Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows. I won’t go into it here, but if you are a Harry Potter nerd, you probably need to read this.
  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The robot revolution is here.
  4. I’m color blind. Maybe that’s why I prefer wearing blacks and dark grays (at least, I assume I’m wearing blacks and dark grays, but how can I be sure?). But, whenever I see studies about how color affects people, I’m interested anyway. Here’s one that was kind of interesting.
  5. In a bold move that I really hope works out for them, one brick and mortar bookstore is taking on online booksellers by buying most of the stock of one physical book. It’s a bold move, and since I’m such a fan of real bookstores, I hope it pans out for them.

Enjoy!

Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

Wireless Computer Mouse with Wheel

Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Have you ever wondered what would happen if a terrorist got hold of a nuclear weapon and detonated it in the city where you work? Wonder no longer! Just drag the marker to your town and detonate a digital nuke.
  2. I know that writers have a thing for writing on a typewriter. I don’t personally have a thing for typing on a typewriter, but if I did, I’d be tempted to use this website that replicates the typewriter experience.
  3. You know how sometimes when you are watching a movie and you see a car and you wonder what type of car it is? Here’s the IMDB for vehicles: IMCDb.org.
  4. Cheese!
  5. Ever wonder how many years old you would be if you were born on a different planet within our solar system? Some planets move around the sun faster than others. For instance, if I were born on Uranus, my first birthday would be on the 12th December, 2066 (my Earth birthday was 33 years ago).

Enjoy!

Friday 5 | Click-worthy Links

Wireless Computer Mouse with Wheel

Here are 5 more places online worth checking out:

  1. Nerds, Unite! Have you ever wished that you could live in a corner of Middle Earth (one that wasn’t in New Zealand)? Join the Kickstarter campaign and get an apartment in Minas Tirith!
  2. If you’ve ever wanted to see a satisfying website where you can digitally cut fabric with a bloody knife, then you are going to love Jack the Fabric Ripper.
  3. Are 100 word stories too long for you? Here’s a mostly awesome (except for the last one) collection of 6 word stories just for you.
  4. The robot revolution is finally coming to lawn maintenance. The makers of Roomba just got approval to make a robot lawn mower. Watch out injured animals, rocks, and garden gnomes!
  5. So, I just learned that 10 bodies were found buried in the basement of Ben Franklin, the founding father. Here’s a possible reason why.

Enjoy!