Friday Links!Leading off, a link from TEGLM (who appears later in the post as well), and this is one of the goofiest, most brilliant ideas ever: The Big Lebowski rewritten as a work of Shakespeare). It's entirely epic.
From Andrew B, a link to Home Fixtures For Math Whizzes, and they're very cool. Also, a new production method for microfluidic chips that was inspired--by Shrinky Dinks.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is just ridiculous, it's Bulldozer Balance Succeed. Next, a poignant and sad article about the "sleeping boxes" in Japan (formerly used by salarymen after drinking and missing the last train home) are now being used as living spaces. Also, here's a NSFW video that is completely outstanding and very funny (it's painful, but damn, it's funny): Online Gamer Playing Monopoly.
From Robert McMillon, a link to some technology that will absolutely floor you: a display that is 40% transparent. The video is mind-blowing.
From Sirius, and these are wonderful photographs, it's The best of the week in wildlife 2009. Next, and oops, it's LED Signals Seen as Potential Hazard (hint: they aren't warm enough to melt snow). Next, and this picture is just breathtaking, it's a photograph of the the airship USS Macon as it was being constructed in 1933. What makes it breathtaking is the length of the ladders.
From Tateru Nino, and these sculptures are absolutely incredible, it's hyper-realistic sculptures. Next, this is the most amazing business card you'll ever see.
Another art link (this one from Jason Maskell), and it's just as incredible: paper art.
From Sean, a link to the theory of Phantom Tyme, and it's a wonderful description:
The Phantom time hypothesis is a conspiracy theory developed by Heribert Illig (born 1947 in Vohenstrauß) in 1991. It proposes that there has been a systematic effort to make it appear that periods of history, specifically that of Europe during Early Middle Ages (AD 614–911) exist, when they do not. Illig believed that this was achieved through the alteration, misrepresentation and forgery of documentary and physical evidence.
Hell, yes, to this sheer madness, and you can read the Wikipedia entry here.
From Dib O, a link to a story (with video) of a comet that was eaten up by the sun.
From DQ reader My Wife, a link to a story about Seattle's love of teriyaki.
From Frank Regan, a link to an epic graphic showing fault lines worldwide for the period 1963-1998.
From George Paci, the amazing delight of a LEGO domino row-building machine.
David sent in a link with this note:
if you like games...and you like cupcakes...and really, who doesn't?