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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)
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)
In this 1930 Vitaphone newsreel, Helen Keller and her instructor Annie Sullivan demonstrate how Keller learned to use her mouth to speak.
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?
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.
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?
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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