Friday Links!The Edwin Garcia Links Machine is more like the Edwin Garcia Links Avalanche this week. First, and you obviously need to see this, it's The best opening paragraph on Wikipedia. Next, and this is a spectacular image, it's Big Ship in a Tiny Canal. Next, and this is fascinating, it's The Making of a Steinway - A Steinway & Sons Factory Tour Narrated by John Steinway. Continuing, and this is quite fantastic, it's UCLA's 1948 Mechanical Computer Was Simply Gorgeous To Watch in Action. Next, and if you're into cycling, this is mandatory viewing: Experiments in Speed. Another, and it's quite odd: MYSTERY of 19th-century DEAD WALRUS found in London graveyard.
From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating: North Sentinel Island: One of the inspirations for the fantasy island of Dinotopia. Also, and be sure to wait for the bizarre stuff, it's What Happens When you Mix Ammonium Chromate & Mercury(II) and Set it on Fire.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a remarkable read: Hart Island: Burying New York City's Indigent Dead. And video: A Visit to Hart Island.
From John DiMinno, and this is just hilarious: Steve, Don't Eat It!
From Michael M., and this is a fantastic puzzler: This YouTube channel has become a dark mystery we have only 67 days to solve.
From Julian Bell, and this story has extremely high WTF content: Driver charged over car with no steering wheel. Also, and this is an inspiring story, it's 'Female Schindler' Irene Sendler, who saved thousands of Jewish children, dies.
From Scott Gould, and this is an excellent read: Hauling New Treasure Along the Silk Road.
From Marc Klein, and this is also an excellent read: Can Diamond Dallas Page Save Wrestling's Walking Dead?
From C. Lee, and this is an even MORE excellent read: Not Even Silicon Valley Escapes History.
This is a terrific and haunting article: On Henry Ford's 150th Birthday, a Look Inside His Failed Utopia.