Friday Links!Leading off, and this must be one of my favorite links ever, a submission from Sebastian Morgan-Lynch that's the story of an artist. Why is this interesting? Because he created a painting or sketch every day for years, and posted all of them. His progression over time is completely fascinating.
From Cliff Eyler, the obituary for Charles S. Roberts, who founded Avalon Hill in 1958.
From Andrew Wonser, a story about one of the most remarkable intelligence operations in World War II: Mincemeat And The Imaginary Man.
From Sebastian Morgan-Lynch, an article about one of the most polluted places on earth: Iron Mountain Mine. Also, and this is quite mesmerizing, it's mega dashboards and instrument panels.
From Kevin W, someone who submerges their hand in liquid nitrogen (and how it's possible).
From Frank Regan, and this video is quite incredible, it's amazing card throwing. Believe me, it's worth watching.
From Michael O'Reilly, and this is quite remarkable, it's Man Spends 62 Years Building Fleet Out of Matchsticks.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a time-lapse video of the Earth--captured by an astronaut at the International Space Station.
From Andrew B, a Craigslist ad--for a Golem (technically, a rabbi to create a Golem).
From Logan Griffall, a story about the first billionaire athletes: Roman chariot racers.
From Paul Baxter, a video of free-running across 50 states in 30 days.
From Sirius, a fascinating story: Charles Darwin's ecological experiment on Ascension isle. Also, it's Yellowstone hot spot shreds ancient Pacific Ocean. Next, and it's also excellent, it's Edison’s Failed Plot To Hijack Hollywood. Finally, it's black Swallowtail "mating avoidance" flight pattern.
From Kevin, video of what happens when you try to drive a 12' high truck under an 11'8" trestle.
From Michael Grimm, a video of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker playing Flo Rida.
From Chis Pencis, it's the Middle Earth Hockey Association, and even though it's fictional, the logos are tremendous.
From Jarod, a spectacular image of the awesome death spiral of a bizarre star.
From Robert McMillon, video of a Pacific Sun Cruise liner in very heavy seas, and "very heavy" is an understatement.