Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Steven Davis, and this is a fantastic story: The Spy Novelist Who Knows Too Much. This next link is one of my favorite short films ever, and it's The Centrifuge Brain Project.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and if this happened to me, a little bit of lettuce would not heal the hurt: Tortoise Trapped In Record Player Box Found Alive After 30 Years. Also, and this is entirely bizarre, it's Hitler’s Toilet Is in New Jersey. Next, and this is absolutely beautiful, it's Full Moon Silhouettes. One more, and it's big: Scientists: Remains Of King Richard III Found.
All right, TEGLM sent in so many links that this is part two. These images are so incredible that they really couldn't wait until next week: Welcome to Hong Kong. Also, and this is a wonderful short film about motorcycle trips, it's Long Live the Kings. This, though, is even better: A bird ballet.
From Meg McReynolds, and this provocative: No Mercy For Robots: Experiment Tests How Humans Relate To Machines.
From Griffin Cheng, and this is stunning it's From Night to Day to Night Again. This is also stunning: Objects of Intrigue: Diary of a Body Snatcher.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is an excellent explanation (of what, you'll have to go see): From Nothing to You in 10 Sentences.
From Brian DeyErmand, and this is simply spectacular: The First Duel Fought in Hot Air Balloons - Paris, 1808 (thanks also to RPS).
From Robb, and this is quite interesting: How the public perceives magic.
From Les Bowman, and this is another hilarious Top Gear moment: World's Tiniest Car Is Terrifying, Fantastic, Makes You Look Like a LEGO Astronaut.
Finally, from my good friend John Harwood, and these are so extremely beautiful: Flying over the Tulips Fields.