Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Links!

From Chris Kohler, a terrific article on the life and death of the Virtual Boy.

Next, and you must listen to this, is a link sent in by sebmojo: Justin Bieber at 1/8th speed. It's absolutely stunning, and I'm not kidding.

I just don't have the words: Indian pole gymnastics. Warning: Speedo alert.

From Skip Key, and these are terrific: complicated mechanisms explained in simple animations.

From Tim Jones, and what a story--a teenage guitar maker creates a replica of a guitar formerly used by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' lead guitarist Mike Campbell-- who then used it in concert.

From Jonathan Arnold, spectacular images of recent Russian wildfires.

From DQ Fitness Advisor Doug Walsh, a fascinating article about one of the best defensive players in college football history: The search for Brian Bosworth. Also, an entirely fantastic animated music video of Radiohead's "Creep."

From Steven Kreuch, and this is very funny, a website that specializes in the translation of Chinese characters in tattoos.

From DQ reader My Wife, an excellent article about drownings and their prevention.

From Sirius, it's visual illusions. Next, and these images are fantastic, it's Sci-Fi Vistas Milked From Boring Old Earth.

From Eric Barrett, an interesting article about accents-- specifically, Did Americans in 1776 Have British Accents?

From John Catania, a website that will definitely have you laughing out loud: Perfectly Timed Photos .

From Kevin W, and no, I haven't seen this, even though it's local: a black fawn .

From Yacine Salmi, an inspiring and challenging valedictory speech.

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