Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Links!

This week we have one of the most interesting sets of links that DQ has ever had.

From Victor Brilon, the story behind the fellow who sang Trololo: Eduard Khil.

Hard to believe, but here's a surfer riding a 50-foot wave. In Ireland.

From Michael Hughes, and this footage is entirely stunning: Le vent (ballet super slow motion).

From Robert McMillon, and you'll be blown away by this: Perpetual Ocean. Here's a description: "This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007."

From David Gloier, and I guess this is the new "last act of defiance": This Swordfish Pierced the Skin of a Deep Sea Submarine.

From Griffin Cheng, the world's largest paper airplane (45 feet, and it flies!). Also, and this is entirely spectacular, it's New Moon Video Reveals Places That Haven’t Seen Sunlight In Billions of Years. Next, it's The Rectangular Galaxy.

From Michael O'Reilly, and this should bring back memories for some of you (and me): What I saw when I snuck inside the Astrodome.

The mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder may be solved: Neonicotinoid pesticides tied to collapse of bee colonies.

From Patrick O., an entirely fascinating article about dialects and politics: Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics.

Here are a series of excellent links from Kez. First, and this is stunning: This Amazing Device Just Made Wheelchairs Obsolete for Paraplegics. Next, and this is very, very clever, it's The Insidious Cost of Ringtone Piracy. Scary dogs are next: Why stray dogs are Kashmir's latest threat.

From Christopher Glendenning, and this is a spectacular visual representation: How Big Is Space?

From triggercut, and I can't believe this is finally happening: is now carrying Negro League stats.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is riveting reading (and I'm not kidding): How to recognize poor executive function.

From Dave Prosser, and it's nothing short of mesmerizing: Wind Map (an almost-realtime map of wind speeds in the continental United States).

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