Friday Links!From Greg Bagley, and if you thought you knew everything about WWII, you were wrong: Operation Crossbow: How 3D glasses helped defeat Hitler.
From Michael M., and this is a great read, a story on the other side of 419: The Chilling Story Of Genius In A Land of Chronic Unemployment. Also, a story about Tardigrades --the first creature to survive exposure in space.
From Michael Gilbert, a video that is beautiful in both a mathematic and artistic sense: pendulum.
From Sirius, and these photographs are spectacular: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter. Also, and I think this may be the funniest kitten video I've ever seen, it's Kitten battles Alien. You're really going to love this: Cars So Stunning, They’re in a Museum. Wait, there's one more, and it's remarkable: Radioactive Core Encases Dwarf Planet in Ice.
Here's another cat video that Gloria sent me, and it's pretty amazing: cat playing with owl.
From Marcus B., a look at another 3D technology: holographic 3D.
From Kevin W, and this is serious, serious soapbox car stuff, it's MAKE Karts and Wheels Contest Winner Jeremy Ashinghurst.
From Mr. Fritz, and this might qualify as the funniest forum thread in history, it's Shrine Of The Mall Ninja.
From Michael T., and you'll want to buy at least two or three of these, it's 10 crazy ways to blow through boring tasks.
From Frank Regan, something so amazing that your jaw will be dropping by the end: Play machine.
From Danny Ashton, a look at life before the iPad: 16 Old-Skool Tablets Rocking It Before the iPad.
From Steve Davis, and this is quite amazing: the marble machine.
From Mr. Fritz, one of the greatest hockey goals I've ever seen.
From Jonathan Arnold, an ingenious video: Ronen's Adventure: Trapped in an iPhone.
From Dib O, and this is quite striking, it's Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0, 'Sleep'.