Friday Links!Leading off, From Pete Thistle, and this is an amazing story: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran.
From Steven Davis, and this is quite fantastic: Transforming robot effortlessly turns into a car. Also, this is tremendous, it's Playsurface: an open-source multi-touch computing table.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this must be the coolest wedding ring ever: hand-forged from a meteorite. Also, and this is absolutely insane, it's Russian trucks crossing a river.
From Sean Redlitz, and this is one amazing kid: Ashima Shiraishi, 11, Conquers Difficult Bouldering Climbs.
From Manchester City fan Dave Tyrrell, so you already know what's coming: City vs United The Last 5 minutes of English Premier League 2011-2012.
From Brian Witte, and these are stunning photos: driving from England to Mongolia. Plus, questions about the trip are answered here.
From Jeremy Fischer, and this is entirely ridiculous: 5-year-old Hannah cracks Master lock in less than a minute.
From Sirius, and this is entirely fascinating:
"Cow shoes" and bicycle tracks.