Friday Links!From Frank Regan, an article about the "unluckiest ship ever to sail the seven seas": Ghost Ship.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a subtle and excellent stop-motion film: Proteigon: A Geometric Stop Motion Short.
Also from Frank Regan, and this is a tearjerker, but it's pretty wonderful: Sung-bong Choi performs on "Korea's Got Talent".
From Griffin Cheng, and this is a cuteness overload: HTTP Status Cats. Also, and this has a ton of additional links that are also excellent, it's Top 24 Deep Space Images of 2011.
From Mike Tokarski, and this is quite the headline: Woman's Plastic Testicles Trial Delayed.
From Hogie Chang, a stunning version of pond hockey: Windy Arm, Yukon.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, and this is quite amazing: Comet Lovejoy Survives Fiery Plunge Into Sun. Here's another, and this fellow is, well, insane: Highliner's Heart-Stopping Walk Over Yosemite.
From Tateru Nino, and this is incredibly clever: A Never Before Seen Optical Trick Creates Ultra-Secure Cash.
From Mike Stinchfield, and how unintentionally hilarious: The Ugliest Civil War Monument?.
From Sirius, and this is going to blow your mind: Kelvin-Helmholtz instability.
Here's a pretty fascinating article about actor James Franco, who's also studying for his PhD at Yale.
From Steven Davis, and this is pretty amazing: ultra-high performance double pendulum. Also, and if you're a fan of Calvin & Hobbes, you have to see this: snowmen. One more, and it's spectacular: Impressive Lighting Display in Ukraine. Wait, it's a four-pack, and this is terrific: Subversive Finds: Hidden Cross Stitched Messages from a Nazi POW.
From Lael Jones, and this kid is phenomenal: 15 yr. old guitarist.
From Juan Font, and this is both NSFW and very funny: Darth Schwarzenegger.
From D.F. Prosser, and this is a fascinating bit of musical history: The Beatles - The REAL First Chord of "A Hard Day's Night".