Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Links!

Leading off, Ronny Mo sent in a link to a tremendous story: WWI journal discovered. What makes this remarkable is that there is a beautiful and haunting set of sketches in the journal as well.

From about twenty of you, a video of an enginer climbing a 1,786 foot high transmission tower. If you only click on one link this week, it should be this one.

Matt Sakey's Culture Clash column has a new installment, and this time, it's about censorship in video games: The Sounds of Silence.

From Clayton Lee, a very funny advertisement for VB beer, and a second one that's even funnier.

From Tateru Nino, a fascinating article about a lizard species evolving from eggs to live birth. Also, Pluto gets 14 new neighbors.

From Cory Elzey, a link to a brilliant story about Eileen Nearne, a war-time spy who recently died at age 90. Her exploits were enirely remarkable

From Daniel Quock, a link that is both inspired and seemingly derived from Monty Python at times. It's the Royal Navy Gun Field Competition.

From Frank Regan, a video of some exhilarating speed climbing, and a second one here.

From Sirius, and these are amazing, it's Gigantic Spider Webs Made of Silk Tougher Than Kevlar. Next, it's spray-on clothing. Then, a bizarre discovery: Tyrannosaurs Were Human-size for 80 Million Years. Finally, and these pictures are absolutely spectacular, it's around the solar system.

From Dirk, an homage to the brilliant music work of Camper Van Beethoven, now encapsulated in a fascinating blob titled 300 Songs: a song by song history of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven.

From Business Week, an article about infamous Chinese manufacturer Foxconn and its founder, Terry Gou: The Man Who Makes Your iPhone.

From Jeremy Fischer, it's one more game retrospective, and this time, it's Metal Gear. Also, a short film titled 8Bits Movie.

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