Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday Links!

It must be NSFW links Friday, because I think there are more this week than I can ever remember. I hope your work is already done for the day.

Starting off this week, a video of the lyrebird, who can imitate the mating calls of twenty other birds. Oh, it can also imitate camera shutters, car alarms, and chainsaws. Then, once you've seen the first video, watch the hilarious "unseen footage" comedy version.

From Tim Jones, a link to a terrific lecture titled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams by Randy Pausch, who recently passed away. It's long, but well worth the time.

From Greg, a riveting but utterly heartbreaking story titled The Girl In The Window. It's a story about a feral child.

From the New York Times, a fascinating article about the secret curse of archers: target panic.

From DQ Film Advisor And Nicest Guy In The World Ben Ormand, a link to a NSFW classic of Madden history: Ethan Albright strikes back.

From Michael O'Reilly, a link to an amazing article about a doctor who built a tiny dialysis machine--in his garage. This saved the life of a baby girl who was too small to use conventional dialysis machines.

From the Edwin Garcia links machine, a three-star Micheline mystery. A man who was in the process of eating at every three-star restaurant in the world just vanished. Also from Edwin, a NSFW link to Viral Video Film School: Bears, which is hilarious (and contains some unforgettable, actual footage of the famous "bearproof suit" being tested).

From Pete Thistle, as a follow-up to the three hot dogs that will kill you featured last week, is a link to the Chimiburger--a deep-fried hamburger, and I don't mean just the patty.

From Francis Cermak, a link to an interesting article over at Tom's Hardware about the history of Nvidia graphics cards.

From Sirius, a link to some absolutely stunning pictures of the Large Hadron Collider. Also, a link to a newly discovered ancester of T. Rex--the Dragon. Sorry, it didn't breathe fire. Finally, a link to a fascinating article about the Knights Templar threatening to sue the Catholic Church.

From David Gloier, a link to the discovery of buried Nazi bunkers off the Danish coast, hidden for over fifty years and in almost perfect condition.

From Jesse Leimkuehler, a link to an article about newly discovered evidence supporting the existence of dark matter. Also from Jesse, a link to the worst Wheel of Fortune player in history. Finally, the hat trick for Jesse with a link to a panoramic image of how well scientists did when picking a landing site for the Polar Lander.

From Steven Pubols, a link to CERN rap, and as unlikely as that might sound, it's outstanding. Also, a link to Let's Make Robots, a comunity homebrew robot site.

From Jarod, an absolutely NSFW link to The Legend of Neil, the entirely uneven (and downright raunchy) but often hilarious story of a man who wakes up as Link in the world of Zelda.

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