Friday Links!From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is totally fascinating: Interactive Map Traces Slaves’ Path to Emancipation. Also, and I guess I should have considered my new career more carefully, it's Economists demonstrate exactly why bank robbery is a bad idea.
From DQ reader My Wife, and this is mesmerizing reading: Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison.
From Michael M., and this is frequently hilarious: 28 Of The Biggest Kid Fails Of All Time.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is a wonderful, well-explained video, it's Measuring the Universe. Also, and this is one of the most amazing bits of alternate reality I've ever seen: Jerry's Map. One more, and it's a corker: THE ABDUCTION OF GENERAL KREIPE ("Documentary about the reunion of Cretan and British World War II heroes -- and their abductee, General Heinrich Kreipe"). You're not done yet, and this is may be the best of all: Various Forms of Lithic Disguise. As it turns out, the Swiss have constructed the most elaborate and cleverly concealed series of landscape defenses in the history of the world.
Matt Sakey's latest Culture Clash installment is up, and this time, it's It Might Be Fun To Run A Newspaper.
From Sirius, and this is incredible: Scared grasshoppers leave their mark in the Earth. Also, and you will not believe this, it's Image created with a single unbroken black thread.
From Allen Varney, and this is a terrific Dwarf Fortress story (and illustrated beautifully well): Matul Remrit.
From Frank Regan, and this is a great story: THE ADVENTURE OF THE RANDOM HOUSE.
From Jonathan Arnold, and it's hard to believe there was ever a time when this happened: 11 Great Television Shows That Are Lost Forever.
From Tim Lesnick, and these are beautiful images, it's 10 Most Amazing Melanistic Animals (melanism is the opposite of albinism).