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Is the Lion Man a Woman?: Solving the Mystery of a 35,000-Year-Old Statue... Dec 09 14:36:39 via SPIEGEL ONLINE

Say this for Germany: they know how to pitch a Tomb Raider movie

Newt Gingrich's morning with an 85-year-old tortoise named Barnaby: Dec 09 23:22:20 via web

Remember the bank robbery scene in Heat? It was just like that, except instead of 30 minutes of non-stop action, Newt patted Barnaby's head and Barnaby -- probably -- thought about eating some cabbage.

Can Virginia handle roundabouts? It has to -- it's getting more of them. Dec 09 16:20:56 via TweetDeck

Yes Virginia, Virginia can handle more roundabouts.

NASA Has Lost Hundreds of Its Moon Rocks, New Report Says Dec 09 22:58:31 via twitterfeed

Thank goodness NASA's mom put the stickers they got at Dewey Beach that read "HI! I'M NASA'S MOON ROCK AND THEY'RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHERE I AM!" on everything we brought back from the moon. We learned that the hard way with the Mars soil samples.

BIG SIS SQUEALS OVER FUNDING CUTS... Dec 09 20:01:43 via Drudge

If it was going to happen, it was going to happen over the holidays. Families getting together and such.

Books for the discerning stocking: #SlateReadsFri Dec 09 18:06:28 via SocialFlow

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