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Piggy and Parton, a subway sax battle, a one-way trip to Mars and more

Here are the links we loved today:

Post-April Fools, a look at whether "prankvertising" pays off.

The Dutch company that wants to send contest winners on a one-way trip to Mars.

SLC Punk might be getting a sequel.

Remembering the time that Dolly Parton and Miss Piggy were BFFs.

Check out a live set from Wavves.

TED lists 100 essential websites to bookmark.

Stream The Knife's new album, Shaking the Habitual, on Pitchfork.

Is it fair to charge airline passengers by weight?

These photos of an icy Chicago factory are amazing.

Meet The Birthday Boys, the latest addition to IFC's comedy family:

Even if this sax battle is staged, it's amazing:

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