Friday Links!The Edwin Garcia Links Machine rolls on for another week, and starting off, it's Carving and Chipping Away at Paint by Karin Waskiewicz. Next, and this is stunning, it's Unseen World War I photos: German Trenches. Another war-related link, but this one is considerably more eccentric: Vuurwapen On Ice. Paris in China? Indeed, and it's incredible: Tianducheng. Last one, and it's very moving (but a very tough read): I love my wife. My wife is dead.. Wait, one more, and we've all wanted one of these at some point: China Mountain Villa On Tower Block 'Must Go'.
From Nathan Carpenter, and this is one of many reasons that MIT is damned cool: MIT Has Had a Secret Pirate Program This Whole Time.
From Steven Davis, and this is tremendously cool: Make: Inventions – Building Morse’s First Telegraph. Also, and this is very slick, it's Stop-Motion History of Typography. One more, and it's remarkable: Recycled Energy: Ambient Backscatter Allows Wireless Communication With No Batteries.
From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: Homeless running group helps men reach their goals.
From Meg McReynolds, and this is a fantastic resource: NASA's Massive Free E-Book Collection. Also, and this is very cool, it's Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids.
From DQ Reader My Wife, and the video included with this article is entirely amazing: Why I'm letting the gorillas I love go free: Son of legendary gambler John Aspinall reveals he's releasing the animals from his family zoo back to the wild. Also, and this is classic, it's Teacher Wears Same Outfit in 40 Consecutive Yearbook Photos.
From Griffin Cheng, and this is quite incredible: Japan's Mysterious Underwater Circles Are Lovely.
From Jonathan Arnold, and the level of detail reminds me of Dwarf Fortress: You Won’t Believe How Insanely Detailed This Guy’s Fictional Maps Are.