From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this video will blow your mind, it's A Levitating Barbecue. Next, some spectacular papercut art: Peter Callesen. One more, and it's a photoblog: of a bench. Next, an incredibly entertaining compilation video: Best of Web 3 - HD - Zapatou. This next link is a beautiful, evocative series of photographs: Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song.
From hippo, and this is fascinating: Why does coffee never taste as good as it smells? Also, and start saving those pennies now, it's Economists calculate the cost of building a Death Star.
Michael O'Reilly, and if this fanciful video actually depicted an Olympic sport, I think Eli 11.3 would be a lock: unicycle hockey.
From Steven Davis, and these are the most amazing parade floats I've ever seen: Towering Sculptures Made of Flowers on Display at Bloemencorso, A Flower Parade in Zundert, Netherlands. Also, a poignant story about the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, written by one of running's great ambassadors, Kenny Moore: OLYMPIC TRAGEDY: MUNICH 1972.
From Dave Tyrrell, and this is a compelling new theory: What destroyed the Maya? We have a new clue, in the form of an ancient stalagmite.
This link provided more "OOOOH!" moments for Eli 11.3 and I than you would even believe: The Definitive “Russians Are Terrible Drivers” Lowlight Reel.
From Robb, and this is fascinating: The Science of Knots Unraveled.
From Wallace, and the phrase "ancient marshmallow yams of sorrow" is an instant classic: Pondering What to Bring for Thanksgiving? Use This Chart.
From DQ Quite A Few Things Advisor John Harwood, and t-shirts are definitely needed: Describing Saturn 5 in Simple English Is Difficult But Hilarious.
From Donny Plumley, and this video is a must-see: Parkour 1930.
From Jeremy Fischer, and this is fascinating: How Many Photos Have Been Taken?.