Link Round Up: Cool Things we Found on the Internet This Week

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Happy Friday! Have a look at what we're reading, viewing, and gawking at on the internet. We'll see you back here on Monday.

Did you know that people used to refer to Yerba Buena Island as Goat Island? Check out these 10 facts about YB and TI. (Curbed)

Revenge of Nerds turns 30 on Sunday, that's right, 3-0. Their kids are likely pledging fraternities and sororities now. (Vanity Fair)

Possibly the cutest wave riders -- dogs donned their life jackets and took to the ocean for the national Surf Dog Competition. (Outside Magazine)

The obsession with naked-themed TV shows seems to be growing. (New York Times)

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Link Round Up: Cool Things we Found on the Internet This Week

Categories: Quick Take

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Happy Friday! Have a look at what we're reading, viewing, and gawking at on the internet. We'll see you back here on Monday.

No matter how much you like Marilyn Monroe, we bet you're not as big as a fan as this couple, who for their wedding -- 60 years to the day -- recreated Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio 's wedding. Here's to hoping theirs lasts a lot longer. (7x7)

A couple weeks ago we mentioned the hot felon, who after his mugshot went viral, started the process of becoming a model. Well, now there's the Hot Cop of the Castro. (Facebook)

The future of architecture is on your plate. (Modern Farmer)

Be prepared to say "awww" for the next minute: This video of a birthday party for a hedgehog and his hamster friends may be the cutest thing you watch all day. (Digg)

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Tourism For Locals: Shreve & Co. is S.F.'s Brightest Diamond

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This building has been cutting some of San Francisco's diamonds for almost 150 years.

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then the rock sitting on Dame San Francisco's hand must be from Shreve & Co. -- San Francisco's iconic luxury jeweler based here since 1854.

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America's 10 Most Annoying Phrases and Words

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We've overheard people making fun of YOLO by saying, "You only YOLO once." It made us laugh, but apparently, the acronym YOLO is making people cringe.

But there's always been cringe-worthy phrases and slang. Tubular, anyone?

And now, those over at couponcodespro.com (we're not sure why a coupon company really cares about phrases other than those related to products) took a poll to determine the top 10 most annoying phrases of 2014 and who's saying them.

Here's the list in full, along with their definitions:

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Comedian Smokes "Crack" in S.F. To See How People Respond (Video)

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Would this scene make you look twice?

What would you do is someone sat down next to you at Starbucks and started smoking crack?

One comedian wanted to see the public's reaction to watching someone light up a crack pipe, so he created a water-bottle "pipe" and started smoking "crack" along Market Street. As the video unfolds, he takes his pipe to Union Square and into a woman's clothing store -- he even lights up in front of some cops. To see the reactions (or lack there of) check out the video:


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Link Round Up: Cool Things we Found on the Internet

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A virtual ride down the tallest water slide

Happy Thursday! Have a look at what we're reading, viewing, and gawking at on the internet. We'll see you back here on Monday. Happy 4th of July!

Want to know how tall the buildings are in your neighborhood? Check out this map. (Mapbox)

We came across one of our early slideshows: San Francisco at night. Kinda spooky.

It's not open yet, but a POV video of a ride down the world's tallest and fastest water slide gives you an idea of the terrifying drop:

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Brazilian Boot(y) Camp: SF Weekly tries Crunch's New Burn & Firm Class

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Tap into your inner Brazilian Booty.

The United States is consumed with futbol World Cup fever and sadly, the US soccer team is out of the competition by Belgium's 2-1 victory yesterday -- a bummer day for those hopefuls who tune into soccer every four years. So the United States may not be bringing home the coveted golden cup, but Crunch Fitness is now offering the chance for you to have your own trophy body -- Brazilian style.

Brazil is often associated with supermodel citizens equipped with amazingly toned and chiseled physiques. And so on the heels of the budding World Cup fever, we took the new Brazilian workout class. This new 45-minute class involves cardio, weight training, and of course, samba dancing.

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Link Round Up: Cool Things we Found on the Internet This Week

Categories: Quick Take

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Happy Friday! Have a look at what we're reading, viewing, and gawking at on the internet.

Not only did Shakespeare come up with new words, but The Simpsons did too. (Hello Giggles)

And who could forget this Simpsons scene? (Reddit)

The 1970s was a scary time for fashion, and these photos prove it. (Messy Nessy Chic)

The U.S. reimagined as 38 states. (Mental Floss)

The eviction crisis of San Francisco displayed in a heartbreaking art piece. (SFGate)

Okay, we already shared a link from this site, but it's so cool we had to share this too: the motorcycle graveyard. (Messy Nessy Chic)

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Link Round Up: Cool Things we Found on the Internet This Week

Categories: Quick Take

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Five Labs

Happy Friday! Have a look at what we're reading, viewing, and gawking at on the internet.

A new app analyzes your Facebook language to determine five areas of your personality. We tried it, and apparently we're 83 percent open, which means we appreciate art (which we do). (Five Labs)

If you'll remember, back in October Banksy did a piece of public art in NYC every day of the month, and now there's a documentary coming out about those 31 days. (Juxtapoz)

Happy Father's Day to all of you who have filled a fatherly role in someone's life! Check out these funny texts dads have sent their kids. (Huffington Post)

And a classic, funny YouTube video. Olé!

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Tourism For Locals: Precita Eyes Paints the City Pretty

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Adding color to the drab sky of SF.

San Francisco is colorful, there's no doubt about it, and San Francisco's murals reflect this in their vibrant hues.

This art form serves a dual purpose: besides being pleasing to the eye, murals are meant to be educational and uplifting. A classic example is the work done by San Francisco's very own Precita Eyes Muralists, a legendary community-based and non-profit arts collective located in the Mission District.

Established in 1977 by Susan and Luis Cervantes, Precita Eyes is one of only a handful of community mural arts centers in the United States and is responsible for more than 400 murals in San Francisco and abroad.


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