Friday, December 09, 2011

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Caleb Forney, a story that anyone interested in space will love: The Math That Saved Apollo 13 Just Sold for $388,375.

From Josh Eaves, and I guarantee this will blow your mind: Touchable Holography.

From Dave Tyrell, and this is quite remarkable: British Library digitizes 300 years worth of newspaper archives, brings 65 million articles online.

From Steven Davis, a fascinating device called The Wave Glider.

From Griffin Cheng, a remarkable little wasp: Fairy Wasps Are Smaller Than Amoeba. Also, this is quite a big story this week: Mythbusters Goofs Up Good. We love that show.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is stunning: 2011 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar.

From Chris H., and this is one of the coolest sport stories you'll ever see: a 51-year-old amateur goalie signed as an emergency backup for a few hours with the Minnesota Wild. Paul Deutsch: Rags to riches to rags.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a bizarre and fascinating story: Dave Sanders: Fiber-Optics Exec by Day, Defender of Justice by Night. Also, and this is equally bizarre: Pablo Escobar's drug cartel spent $2500 a month on rubber bands for bricks of cash.

From Jeremy Fischer, and the first minute of this video is entirely classic: Achievement Hunter: Joel and Jack meet the Kinectimals.

From Michael O'Reilly, and this story is quite chilling: When Rebecca Coriam vanished from the Disney Wonder in March, hers became one of the 171 mysterious cruise ship disappearances in the past decade.

From Scott Hillis, and this is so creative and so striking: Drowning Beautiful.

From nin, and these are fantastic pictures, it's Most Intimidating NHL Goaltender Masks of 2011.

From Bill Sanders, and this is incredibly striking: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder (Dark Souls) on two pianos.

Here's quite a story: 6'5", 245 pounds, and trying to pass himself off as a 15-year-old. It's baffling, and it's Coaches puzzled by man who tried to play football at multiple Dallas high schools.

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