Weekend Fodder: Valentine’s Geekery

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

Tales around the Web for everyone's favorite holiday.

Obligatory Valentine's Day map - Aww, how sweet. Indiemapper sends its love in what else, map form, and even accompanied by the proper equations.

Science Valentine - Stick man of xkcd writes a valentine with just the data. This is what happens when you only let your brain lead. As they say, lead with your heart... and you won't end up a boring sack of facts who no one likes. [thanks, all]

Love on the (Facebook) wall - It's the greatest love story of all time. Woman gets divorced. Old friend comments on her wall. Comment turns to chat, chat turns to text, and text turns to phone call. Man proposes to woman via comic.

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