Friday Links!Leading off this week, from The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a classic story for our times: How Google Maps Led to an Accidental Invasion.
From a highly placed government source who wishes to remain anonymous, you really need to see, this, it's an explanation of The McGurk Effect.
From Martin Kingsley, and you must read this, even if you read nothing else this week: Please Allow Me To Correct a Few Things. It's described as a response from Mick Jagger to the recent Keith Richards autobiography. It's difficult to ascertain whether it's real, but once you read it, it doesn't matter-- it's so clearly true, whether it's real or not.
From Lummox JR, and you must also read this, because it's remarkable: babies reduce bullying.
Here's an interesting article about fusion reactors: "Snowflake" Plasma Containment Fields.
From Aaron Ward, and you just have to see it to believe it, it's The Rodenator.
From Kez, multiple examples of excellence: first, a classic e-mail exchange. Next, the book of Gord in comic book form.
He's 7 feet tall, he's from India, he plays basketball, and he's 14.
From David Gloier, and these are spectacular images, it's gravity defying goats (actually, that really should be "goats defying gravity"-- don't let my lack of precision confuse you).
From Mark Trinkwalder, and this is crazy: turbine powered RC Jet .
From Dib O, and these are beautiful pictures, it's the abandoned City Hall subway stop.
Here's a surprisingly interesting article about how a Wheel Of Fortune contestant solved a lengthy puzzle--
with just one letter.
From Sirius, news of a medical breakthrough: scientists can now make human blood from adult human skin. Of slightly less importance, there's this story: Bank Robber Foiled by Baggy Pants. Finally, and this is an excellent way to end the week, take a look at A Brief History of Time-Traveling Gadgets.