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Morning Cup of Links: Helen Keller Speaks

Debt: The first five thousand years. The history of how we came to be beholden is linked to slavery, violence, and greed. (via Metafilter)
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21 Oddly Named Places and the Stories Behind Them. I’ve managed to live near three of these in my life and never knew their stories until now. (via J-Walk Blog)
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In this 1930 Vitaphone newsreel, Helen Keller and her instructor Annie Sullivan demonstrate how Keller learned to use her mouth to speak.
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The Top Ten Daredevils (of the past and present). You can probably guess number one, and maybe number two, but have you heard about the 63-year-old woman who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel?
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It’s both cute and awkward when a star struck fan gets to interview Rupert Grint from the Harry Potter movie series. You don’t have to understand a word to know what’s  going on.
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A woman saw a bear in her backyard, but there is no footage, or even a picture of the actual bear. How do you make a compelling video report for the evening news?
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6 Gangsters Who Earned Their Names. Despite what you’ve heard, organized crime doesn’t bestow names from a randomly-generated list.

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August 24th, 2009

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Stranger to the World

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