What’s on at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

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Today at Flavorpill, we wondered how someone could write 85,000 books — and then we met Philip M. Parker. We envied Hunter S. Thompson’s boldness when applying for a newspaper job. We stopped wondering who would win a McCain-Palin v. Obama-Biden game of NBA Jam. We applauded redditor AWBDancer in her effort to make her dad feel less self-conscious at Disneyland. We were jealous of Engadget associate editor’s Darren Murph’s new Guinness World Record for Most Blog Posts Written (17,212 in case you’re curious). We were excited to see that four of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” for 2010 were women. We kind of hoped that we’ll get to fire a lifesaver bazooka at some point in our lives. We chuckled at the idea of Andre Geim winning both an IgNobel and a Nobel Prize. We were skeptical of the Ontario Science Centre’s video of what they’re calling a unicorn. And finally, we wanted to get our hands on the Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box, a limited-edition set featuring 19 hours of music. But we didn’t want to pay $500 for it.