Friday Links!Light this week, as we always are during the holiday break starting the new year.
Leading off for 2013, from Paul Adams, a completely fascinating article that is also a fantastic read: A Pickpocket’s Tale: The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins. And here's a video of Robbins at work.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is wonderful: Astronomy illustrated in the 1840s. Also, and this is excellent: Paean to the Vickers Gun.
From David Gloier, and these are spectacular: 18 Astounding Hubble Photos Released In 2012.
From Steven Davis, and this is how I always imagined it should be: Extreme Amazing Super-Chess! Also, and this is just crazy, it's The Lego Star Wars Organ.
From Wally, the story of Churchill. No, I mean Jack Churchill, and his life was incredible.
From Griffin Cheng, and these images are so beautiful: Terrastro Gallery.
From Rob, and this is amazing: Lighter-than-air material discovered. Also, and this is quite amazing: Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero.
One last link, and it's entirely surreal: Tweets from Gulnara: The Dictator’s Daughter.