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Monday Links

Dave Barry’s Year in Review is excellent, as always: 2013 was a zombie of a year.

Compilation: 100 greatest action-movie punchlines (NSFW language), with bonus Conan The Barbarian, the musical.

Gallery: 6,000-year-old hollowed-out tree has a bar inside.

The science of the best chocolate-chip cookies.

Twelve hangover cures from famous heavy drinkers.  Related: the anatomy of a hangover, an infographic.

Magnetic man breaks own world record for sticking spoons to his body.

ICYMI, Friday’s links, including DIY lightsabers and the difficulties inherent in hippo castration, are here.

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