Friday Links!Best wishes for an excellent holiday weekend, including Canada (and what a fantastic CFL game last night!).
From Josh Eaves, it's time to head down to the bookmaker, because a psychic octopus predicts World Cup games.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, an article about building a homemade nuclear reactor. Don't they make a Heathkit for that?
From Brad Ruminer, and this is a very funny short film, it's AT-AT Day Afternoon. Also, and this is amazing, it's the first functional, vat-grown lungs.
From Jonathan Arnold, spectacular video of an Oklahoma City hail storm.
From Jarod, a very cool video about transforming furniture.
From Jeremy Fischer, a breakthrough in quantum memory storage.
From Skip Key, and it's quite a soccer story, a look back at the 1994 Shell Caribbean Cup, which (through a quirk of the match scoring system) had Barbados and Grenada trying to score own goals.
From Chris Meadowcraft, an illustration of a newly-discovered, ancient carnivorous whale . And more, from Randy Graham, including that the teeth, when originally found, were so large that they were assumed to be elephant tusks.
From David Gloier, the story of a Led Zeppelin cover band having their show watched by Jimmy Page.
A rare serious link this morning, and it's rank hypocrisy like this that makes it impossible for me to respect my own country.
From Sirius, a story about how limbs evolved from fins.
A very funny post from Deadspin that's dead serious, sort of: Conspiracy Theorist Claims Competitive Eater Did Not Swallow Hot Dogs Properly And Should Be Banned.
Here's a fascinating (seriously, it's great reading) five-part series from the New York Times: The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is.
From Brian Witte, a fascinating article: Archimedes set Roman ships afire with cannons.