Friday, May 06, 2011

Friday Links!

An outstanding infographic: Why Pro Athletes Sleep 12 Hours A Day.

Here's an absolutely fascinating interview with Nicholas de Monchaux, who has written a book about Apollo spacesuit design titled Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo.

From Eric Barrett, an entirely fascinating video about a Japanese soldier who fought WWII-- until 1974. It's an incredible--and incredibly strange--story.

From Tom Tjarks, and this is endlessly amusing, it's Thog's Masterclass, a site devoted to epically bad science fiction and fantasy writing. It's entirely wonderful.

From Kevin W, it's Pigs In Space.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is quite amazing, it's the Freerunning Academy. Also, and this is just as amazing (or more), it's An impressive balancing act. Finally, and these are remarkable but difficult photos, the devastation from the recent tornadoes in the south, via The Big Dig.

From hippo, and I bet a bunch of you more "mature" readers (like me) remember this: the story behind the "Mastermind" game box.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is entirely delightful, it's Crochet Vandals Do Graffiti ... Like Your Grandma.

From Robb, it's Revolutionary new paper computer shows flexible future for smartphones and tablets.

From Ben Younkins, a developing mystery: Aviation Geeks Scramble to ID bin Laden Raid’s Mystery Copter.

From Sirius, and this is quite interesting, it's Scientist claims he's finally discovered how Grand Canyon was created. Also, and these are very amusing, it's Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names. We're still going with How to tease your dog. Finally, and this is a fantastic video, it's The Inner Life of a Cell.

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