Friday Links!I read an absolutely riveting article yesterday titled Did Football Kill Austin Trenum? It's a thoughtful, poignant article dealing with concussions at an incredibly personal. When I finished, I saw that the author of the article was Patrick Hruby, and when I saw his name I laughed. I've read so many great articles by Hruby that it doesn't even surprise me anymore.
From Sirius, and this video is downright dizzying: Dutch illusionist Hans Klok.
From Nuno Rechena, and this is absolutely chilling: Bones Chapel – Capela dos Ossos in Evora, Portugal.
From J.R. Parnell, and this is fascinating, it's The Paris Time Capsule Apartment.
Here's a story that is all kinds of awesome: An Iroquois Lacrosse Squad Beat Team USA For The First Time Ever.
From Dave Prosser, and this is entirely droll:
Children warned name of first pet should contain 8 characters and a digit.
From Steven Kreuch, and it's something I've long suspected: Mr. Wizard's a Dick.
From Chris Hornbostel, an article about "the strangest story in baseball": The 1930 Cardinals Telegram Mystery.
From Curry Mutton, and this is just fantastic: The Evolution of PC Games.
From Griffin Cheng, and this is entirely silly: 10 species named after famous people.
From Jeremy Fischer, and this is striking: Plants Are Taking Over Japan’s Nuclear Wasteland.
From Matt Sbonik, and these are terrific images: America looked like a whole different planet from 1870-1920.
From John, and this is both outstanding and entirely NSFW: Hardcore Casual Gaming Rap.
From Steven Davis, and this is remarkable: new speed record for wind-powered cart.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and it's quite striking: Dapper Days in China: Engravings of religious, civic and natural scenes of China as understood or believed by Europeans in the 1670s.
From David Gloier, and it's both fictional and entirely true: Keith Richards' Housekeeper Has Braced Herself For Finding Dead Body Every Morning Since 1976.
From C. Lee, and it's all the rage in Japan: It all stacks up: tumbler bento.
From Fredrik Skarstedt (the artist for Gridiron Solitaire), and this is a very touching story: Bikers Against Child Abuse make abuse victims feel safe.