Friday, December 02, 2011

Friday Links!

Crap, sorry. I thought these were posting at 12:13 a.m., and that's how it's scheduled, but somehow Blogger didn't do it.

Steve Davis sent in a link to a wonderful, thoughtful article by Steve Martin titled Being Funny.

From Jonathan Arnold, a fantastic time- lapse video: 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic.

From Frank Regan, and this is entirely amazing, it's Octopus Walks on Land at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

From Caleb Forney, and this is quite remarkable, it's Gunkanjima: Ruins of a Forbidden Island.

From Sirius, a remarkable discovery: Four-winged dinosaur fossilized after swallowing a bird. Also, and this is just as interesting, it's Golden orb web spider spins ant-repellent silk. One more, and it's also from nature: Spider web stabilimenta.

From Nate Carpenter, and this will amaze you: World's smallest V12 engine.

From the Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a stunning piece of history: The Royal Anjou Bible. Here's another, and it's equally stunning: the Voynich Manuscript.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is completely entertaining, it's 10 Science Tricks To Make You the Most Interesting Person At Dinner.

From Kadunta, and I find it fascinating that comedy is one of the most difficult things to understand, it's The Joking Computer (hint: the jokes aren't very good, which is quite interesting in itself).

From Jesse Leimkuehler, and surely this is one of the greatest acts of revenge for a strayed love ever: Ryan Fitzgerald and the excrement tattoo.

From Michael Clayton, a glimpse into the future: Contact Lens Capable of Displaying Text and Images Is Almost at Hand.

Closing out this week, from DQ reader My Wife, and this is entirely adorable, it's "Teddy Bear," the porcupine, doesn't like to share....

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