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Link Roundup & Shout-outs

If you’re like us, it’s easy to zone out for a day or two and miss a whole lot of awesome happenings in the world.  Fear not!  Our weekly link roundup and shout-outs will keep you abreast of the best things you missed while daydreaming.

This week’s newsworthy highlights can be broken down into three categories: 

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BOATS FOUND

World Trade Center Workers Unearth 200-Year-Old Ship 

150-Year-Old Lost Ship Found in Arctic

BIG RATS

New Species of Giant Rat Discovered in Crater of Volcano in Papua New Guinea

Archaeologists Discover Biggest Rat That Ever Lived

WITH REGARDS TO CRAZY MEN

Man Hit By Six Meteorites is Being “Targeted By Aliens”

The Great [Shackleton] Whisky Crate Thaw

Audubon’s First Engraving Discovered 

 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

In commemoration of the upcoming anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, check out this infographic video depicting the testing of nuclear devices in the last half-century.  It’s like the most sinister version of Simon ever played… 

 

AWESOMENESS ACROSS THE WEB

Cabinet Magazine: “Compared to it, every other magazine is a walking zombie.” –Slavoj Zizek

Suckapants: World-wide adventures in photography with Todd Seelie and his band of merry-makers.

Airtreks: Easy to use, customizable round-the-world tickets with an instant pricing feature!