Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Links!

Starting off this week is a link sent in by Greg: a brilliant mash-up of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Van Halen's "Jump". You will be blown away by how well Imagine's music and Jump's lyrics blend (and it's really funny as well).

Next, from Steven Kreuch, a fantastic set of images: Abandoned Remains of the Russian Space Shuttle Project Buran.

From George Paci, the funniest song about polymerase chain reactions every recorded.

From Dave Tyrell, a remarkable technical achievement: Laser puts record data rate through fibre. 26 terabits per second, in case you're wondering.

From Meg McReynolds, a topical and interesting analysis: What We've Done to the Mississippi River: An Explainer (the map, in particular, is fascinating).

From Clayton Lee, a very funny video: Obsoletes Anonymous. Also, a time-lapse video of an airport runway (which is surprisingly fascinating).

Last year, I linked to a series of articles about reclusive heiress Huguette Clark. Here's the last one, sadly: Huguette Clark, the reclusive copper heiress, dies at 104 .

Here's a funny link for sports fans: The 10 Strangest College Mascots. Oh, wait, here's another: The Strangest College Mascots: Part II.

From Dan Quock, an amazing addition to the already amazing Miniature Wunderland city: an airport.

From John Catania, and it's nice to know the CDC is both clever and has a sense of humor: Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.

From Katie Kline, a series of terrific links: first, it's Ballistics experts of the bug world. Next, try Strange but true tales from botany. Moving along, it's Fungus makes zombie ants administer ‘death bite’ at noon. Finally, and this is excellent as well, it's The story of the fig and its wasp

From Kevin W, and we've all seen pets dressed up (much to their annoyance): Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves.

Dave Schroeder sent in one of the most remarkable astronomy links I've ever seen: The night sky in 37,440 exposures. Also, check out the photographer's website.

From Jeremy Fischer, links for (believe it or not) the ocarina. First, it's Double Ocarina (which is pleasantly medieval). Then, and I didn't even know this was possible (seriously--who did?), it's an ocarina made from broccoli.

From Sirius, and this is lovely, it's a Glasswing butterfly. Next, an excellent video illustrating "Fano flow".

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