Friday Links!We're as light on links this Friday as we've been in years--summer vacation has taken a temporary toll on e-mail--but don't forget that Monday I'll have part one of the interview with Jeff Laflam, creator of Match & Magic.
From McReynolds, and this looks entirely real, it's curly coated pigs. Pigs that have the coat of sheep.
From Sirius, and this is fascinating, a study of how the weight of Medieval suits of armor affected the physical ability of its wearers. Also, and this video is amazing, a Robotic bird with flapping flight.
From Jim, and this might well be the most spectacular case of copyright infringement in history, it's World Joyland: The Warcraft/Starcraft-themed amusement park.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, two links about the new Mars Rover landing site:
Article: NASA's Next Mars Rover to Land at Huge Gale Crater
New Mars Science Rover Landing Site--Birds Eye View
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is wonderfully clever and interesting, it's Analytics According to Captain Kirk, in which a professor teaches analytics by studying the Red Shirt Phenomenon in Star Trek. Also, one of the most badass motorcycles you'll ever see.