Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Link!

From Steven Davis, and this is a spectacular invention that could make people in dangerous areas much safer: Massoud Hassani's Mine Kafon/. Plus, it's an incredibly elegant invention as well. Also, and this is just insane: A 170-Foot Trampoline Installed in a Russian Forest.

From Jeremy Fischer, and I always wondered how they did this: High Speed Video of Flipping Cats.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is incredibly clever: 3D Printed LEGO Block Blended into a Chipped Step. Also, a spectacular, 15th century fort: Mehrangarh Fort.

From Sirius, and this is amazing: Implant Lets Blind Eyes “See” Braille. Also, and this is amazing as well: Growing food in the desert: a solution to the world’s food crisis?

Matt Sakey's excellent Culture Clash column has a new installment, and this time, it's The ABCs of AAA.

From C. Lee, and this is wonderfully cool: Al Jarnow's Cosmic Clock.

From Craig Miller, an utterly fascinating article on Albert Speer that fits well into our recent discussion of humanity: The Architecture of Evil.

From Jonathan Arnold,  and these are intricately beautiful: These Tiny Dioramas Have Seen Some Big Disasters. Also, and this, hands-down, the most interesting link this week, a story about online Munchausen Syndrome: The Lying Disease: Why Would Someone Want to Fake a Serious Illness on the Internet?.

From Darrel Raines, and this is tremendously interesting: The Untold Story Behind Kickstarter Stats.

From Lael, and this is apparently the new David Blaine of street magicians: Yif Magic.

From Matthew Anderson, and North Korea is just so damned entertaining sometimes: People’s Daily Quotes the Onion: Kim Jong Eun ‘Sexiest Man Alive’.

Badass alert. Donny plumley sent in this link: Grandma in Russia kills wolf with bare hands and axe.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is quite incredible: Niels Bohr had the best utilities company in the World… probably.

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