Friday Links!Leading off, because 23 of you sent in this link (first was Ryan Schreyer), it's an insane series of unicycle tricks.
From Simon von Alphen, links about the business side of the otaku market. First, an article on a report by Yahoo Research. Next, an article that establishes the size of the Japanese digital comic industry: $600 million a year.
From Clayton Lee, and this video is nothing short of completely sick, it's Tim Knoll BMX. Also, and this is very entertaining, it's Parkour dog.
From Jim, take the ultimate intelligence test.
From Michael Dunkel, and it's a follow-up on the nuclear accident article from last week, three interesting links. First, it's The Case of the Missing H-Bomb. Next, from the Department of Defense, it's Narrative summaries of Accidents Involving Nuclear Weapons. Next, from The Defense Monitor, it's Nuclear Weapons Accidents 1950-1980.
From Sirius, it's how to measure the speed of light using your microwave. Also, it's Winning the World Series with math. Finally, there's Need a shortcut? Ask a bumblebee.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, it's art, and it's money: when you put money and people together.Also, and this is entirely wonderful, it's Salesman Pete And The Amazing Stone From Outer Space.
From Steve Davis, and this is amazing, it's a Lego 3D printer . Also, and this is also very cool, it's Polar Printer Reimagines the Way Magnets Work.
From Ben Younkins, and this is wacky but true, there's a Golden Tee machine in Antarctica.
From Derek Krause, an excellent article on the phenomenon that is Sal Khan (of the Kahn Academy).
From Andrew Martin, an absolutely remarkable full mod of "Bride Of Pinbot".
From Jason (EvilTimmy), a Stephen Fry verbal essay with kinetic typography.
From Josh Eaves, and you should have a strong stomach, the incredibly disturbing (yet fascinating) Icelandic necropants.
From Frank Regan, and man, do I hope this is real, it's Bruce Lee playing ping-pong--
From Mark Lahren, and this is squarely in the category of "wretched excess", a The World's First Billion-Dollar Home.