Friday Links!From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is another amazing WWII story, it's The Big Secret at the Clinton Engineering Works. Also, and this is truly one of the best commercials ever, it's Canadian Car Dealership Owner Gets Robbed, Creates a Radio Commercial to Drive His Robbers Insane With Anxiety. Also, and this is epic, it's The First Ever Electronically Stored Program Ran 65 Years Ago Today. One more, and this is brilliant, it's Introducing the NSA-Proof Font.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is an excellent explanation of how e-mail gets to its destination: The Story of Send. Also, and this is entirely entertaining, it's Exploding Actresses.
From Brett Harper, and this is fascinating: Atlas of True Names
From Sirius, and this is a wonderfully compelling image: Reflections on a broken bicycle. Also, it's World record domino chain (of books). One more, and this is incredible: Transistor Made from Just One Molecular Monolayer Made to Work On Computer Chip. Wait, there's another one more, it's Ancient, cow-sized knobby lizard discovered in Africa. Wrong again, there's another another one more, and this is incredible, it's One Building, One City: World's tallest prefab, Sky City, is breaking ground in June.
From Griffin Cheng, and what a fascinating story: Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years.
From Steven Davis, and this is totally fantastic: How to Make a Customized (and Removable) Wrist Cast.
From Sean Redlitz, and this is an intriguing story, it's Museum mystery: Spinning statue turns heads.
From Phil Honeywell, and this is incredible footage, it's just another dive. Also, and if you're interested in dialects, this will keep you busy for hours, it's Dialect Survey Maps.