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Odd Links of the Day

From my Odd Link Gal:

All 79 posters for movies that have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.  Link   Popular Science 1933 article – Odd Figures You Can Form with Your Hands.   Remote control flying toys are getting snatched out of the air by predatory birds.   1943 Guide to Hiring Women.   Video of T.S. Eliot reading “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”.   Dinosaur skeletons made out of cut-up stacking plastic lawn chairs.   As little as 5% of a moving crowd can influence the direction of the rest of the crowd. The director of a Norwegian museum claims to have discovered Disney fan-cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler during the WWII.  Link   Knitting pattern for making an R2D2 beanie.  And a knitted gas-mask hat.  Link   RottenNeighbor.com lets you add “rotten neighbors” to a Google map.   Portrait of George Clooney done in jelly beans.    LiveScience: The Truth About Sensational Kidney Thefts.   Photos of unusual underwater species in Antartica.   Homemade 400mm binocular telescope.   Ill-Advised Business Names   eBay item du jour – someone claims to have three of the nails used to attach Christ to the cross.  Current bid is $50,100 Euros.   Gaudi-esque nautilus-shaped house.  Link   Bach’s Air played using 31 (beer?) bottles 

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