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  1. Sales breakdown of Girl Scout cookies, in a delicious infographic http://j.mp/r1NSro
  2. Because I know you've always wondered: The 10 weirdest objects sent into space http://j.mp/r0k3EO (HT @ocularinvasion)
  3. If you missed it☞ The Secret Life of Pronouns – using computational linguistics to reveal what world choice says about us http://j.mp/ptOkBA
  4. +100! The latest episode of the excellent @PBSoffbook series explores steampunk culture http://j.mp/pIBYz7
  5. The Phraseology Project – simple and beautiful typographic renditions of common positive phrases http://j.mp/oF0bzZ (HT @dandidier)
  6. The Making of Blade Runner – 1982 promo aimed to save the iconic film from the dreadful reviews http://j.mp/no1Mui
  7. Iconic designer Gerd Arntz and the visual legacy of 4,000 symbols http://j.mp/f9pTv5
  8. Famous authors playing sports – from Agatha Christie surfing to Kerouac scoring a touch-down http://j.mp/o7zXtp
  9. How an evolutionary biologist used his science to improve his neighborhood http://j.mp/nRxKcf Book: http://j.mp/o1YQrg (via @jake_barton)
  10. News in the 1910s – superb collection of archival photographs: disasters, celebrities, sporting events http://j.mp/pa3dBs
  11. Why we err – 5 essential books on the science of being wrong http://j.mp/dPhhBd
  12. Why not? Pretty Colors – new Tumblr invites you to submit your favorite hex color prettycolors.tumblr.com (HT @themorningnews)
  13. Love, love, love these mid-century-inspired travel posters for America's cities http://j.mp/p7IUIM
  14. Archaeologists may have found King Arthur's round tabble in a circular ditch in Scotland http://j.mp/piw3CR
  15. Visions of the Future – Isaac Asimov's fantastic unrealized TV pilot, free online in its entirety http://j.mp/gUhXDJ
  16. Blown away by this "information mirror" by the @nytimes R&D Lab, using a Kinect motion-sensing hack to detect verbal cues http://j.mp/n7z0qO
  17. Amazing – Hubble captures time-lapse video of stars being born http://j.mp/nazYUQ
  18. MoMA's Paola Antonelli (@talktome2011) on designers as the interface between progress and humanity http://j.mp/qQrSkq
  19. How the science of attention is changing work and education http://j.mp/nPPFYQ
  20. England's first free schools open their doors http://j.mp/oMbGsG