Friday Links!Leading off, from The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is an excellent read, it's When Hollywood Needs Shiny Instruments of Death, This Blacksmith Delivers. Next, and this is simply a spectacular read, it's The Soviet Superplane Program That Rattled Area 51. Next, it's How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries - Adam Savage. Here's a fantastic idea: Urban Farming in Tokyo. One more, and it's excellent: What It's Like to Be a Window Cleaner in New York City. Wait, one more on top of one more, and it's spectacular: Falcon vs Raven in Slow Motion.
From Kez, and this might come in handy, it's 16 Ways To Make A Better PB&J. Also, and this is an incredible story, it's The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero. Also, and I had no idea, it's This is the totally bonkers story of the US/Canada border. This last article is a long read, but it's fascinating: Wildcatting: A Stripper’s Guide to the Modern American Boomtown.
From Hennie van Loggerenberg, and this is a brilliant slice of history: Visit to the World's Fair of 2014 (written by Isaac Asimov, in 1964). Also, and this is a remarkable bit of data visualization, it's These Amazing Maps Show How Threatened Your Home Is by Fires, Floods, and Hurricanes.
From Todd Robinson, and this is both bizarre and amusing, it's Whimsical Scenes Created with Real Fish Heads.
From Steven Davis, and these are both quite silly and quite entertaining, it's Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso. Also, and this is very cool, it's Torafu’s Haunted Art Gallery for Kids at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art. This next story is a total bus conversion into a living space (and still usable bus): A Tour Of The Bus.
From DQ XAML Advisor Scott Ray, and this is quite incredible: 3D Printed Robotic Arm: Colorado Teen Designs $500 Prosthetic Controlled By Bluetooth Headband.
This is obscure and fascinating: The Single Most Important Object in the Global Economy: The pallet..
From Jarod, and this is quite an article, it's F’d: How the U.S. and Its Allies Got Stuck with the World’s Worst New Warplane.
From Frank Regan, and this might be the fastest guy to ever play rugby, it's Carlin Isles.