Friday Links!Sorry, no links to the Royal Wedding. Please curb your disappointment.
From Jeremy Fischer, it's 6 Hilarious Ways Game Designers Are Screwing With Pirates.
From DQ Fitness Advisor Doug Walsh, and this is insane, it's Avalanche Cliff Jump (on skis).
Here's an interesting article about helmet safety, with possible applications for the NFL and other helmet-using sports: Tweaked helmet would better protect our troops.
Matt Sakey's Culture Clash column has a new installment, and this month, it's Fun with Franchising.
From Brad R., it's A visual history of the computer mouse (there are some fantastic pictures here).
From Keith Ganey, a series of fascinating links. First, Gang tattoo leads to a murder conviction. Protip: if you don't want to be convicted for a murder, don't tattoo the crime scene on your chest. Next, it's Mystery illness may be tied to Playboy Mansion’s famed grotto, and "grotto" will always be a great word. Last, and the title doesn't sell it very well, but it's quite interesting: China feeds pirated DVDs to the chipper to make a point.
From John D'Angelo, two beautiful astonomy video links: Walu Ngalindi and Sub-zero.
Russ Pitts, who is a terrific writer, wrote a piece for The Escapist this week: What Purpose, Minecraft Zombies?.
From Jonathan Arnold, an excellent collection of images: 75 Awesome “Looking Into The Past” Pictures.
I'm pretty sure you already know this, but if you don't, stop eating armadillo.
From Sirius, and this is quite remarkable: Material That If Scratched, You Can Quickly and Easily Fix Yourself, With Light Not Heat.
A timely article from Eric Barrett: Remembering the Soviet response to Chernobyl.
Believe it or not, this link is from Chevrolet, and while I'd normally dismiss it out of hand, it's for a good cause: Diamonds and Dreams. That's baseball diamonds, by the way.
From Kevin W, it's Meatcraft: Minecraft in the real world.