Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Michael O'Reilly, one of the most interesting stories about the birth of the atomic bomb that I've ever read: The Birth of the Atomic Cheeseburger.
Here's an amazing video: Dust Storm Engulfs Lubbock. The first video gets pretty freaky around the 1:00 mark.
Here's the badass of the century, as far as I'm concerned: 100-year-old sets record with marathon finish. Even more amazing: this same guy ran a 5:40 marathon at age 92!
From Griffin Cheng, and these are beautiful images: 18 Examples of Amazing Long-Exposure Photography. Also, M.C. Escher meets Portal in Relatively Portal.
Seriously, I don't even know what to say: Las Vegas man with 100-pound scrotum seeks money for surgery.
From Ryan Brandt, a link to a story about Chris Kluwe, an incredibly funny and interesting guy who happens to be the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. And yes, he would particularly enjoy his story following the man with the 100-pound scrotum.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, an absolutely hilarious This American Life spoof: This American Laugh: Ira Glass Sex Tape.
From Jonathan Arnold, a very witty use of YouTube's transcription feature: Caption FAIL 2. Also, The Spaceship House.
From Lance, and words generally fail me here: The Greatest Awesome Gamer In Thailand.
From Caleb Forney, and this is a wonderful idea: Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera.
From Sirius, and this is quite fascinating, it's An Unexplained Roman Dodecahedron. Also, and these beautiful, high-speed photography of liquid splashes. Also, and again, words fail me, it's This is a real dog.
Truly, this man is my hero: Man Uses Marching Band To Announce He's Quitting job.
From Steven Davis, and this video will blow your mind: a robot that can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than 6 seconds..