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Happy 199th Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Feb 12, 2008 8:32PM

2008_2_12.shadow.jpgWe're celebrating by making you a list of things that are awesome.

What's the difference between MySpace blue, Facebook blue and Twitter blue? Better consult the Web 2.0 Colours of 2007.

Can this really be the first half-goat, half-sheep?

The SciTech Hands-On Museum in Aurora has a new director, 1999 genius grant winner Shawn Carlson. Carlson created the Labrats program to encourage and nurture kids' interest in science.

Mr. Landocalrissian Butler led police in a car chase in upstate New York. [via]

Science valentines, Republican valentines.

An Illinois lottery ticket that goes on sale Friday called Red Ribbon Cash. 100 percent of the proceeds go to grants for HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

It took us a second to realize what that was a picture of. But it's the shadow the Hancock building casts, and it's...awesome. Photo by 63 Images