Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Chris Pencis, and it's absolutely the cleverest comic idea I've ever seen: Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,099-Panel Comic. Really, you absolutely must read this article. Seriously. Go do it now.
Also in comics, from Brad Gehrig, and this is a terrific idea, it's The Infinite Corpse, a chain web comic (now at 327 different artists).
Leading off this week, from Jesse Leimkuehler, and this is entirely amazing, it's 3D-Printed Rocket Parts Excel in NASA Tests.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is tremendous, it's Greatest Game of HORSE Ever. Also, and this is terrific (and interactive), it's The Serengeti Lion: Life on the Plains With the Vumbi Pride. Also, and any article about this place is a must read, it's Action Park.
From Steven Davis, and is is elaborate (to say the least), it's Actor Steven Fry and magician Derren Brown marvel at wine opening machine. Also, and this is tremendous, it's Correcting some common misrepresentations of evolution
From Wallace, and this is a terrific read, it's What is the payoff structure of gold?
From Meg McReynolds, and this is totally fascinating, it's The Internet map.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is entirely kickass, it's Grandma Drummer. Next, and this is fascinating and very much worth seeing, it's An alternate universe where Bruce Wayne died instead of his parents.. This next story is amazing (and profitable): Shipwreck Yields Most Silver Ever. This next story is just bizarre: Grandma's House: German Boy Finds Mummy in Attic. One more, and it's a fascinating idea: The Passage of Time Captured in Layered Landscape Collages by Fong Qi Wei.
From Neil Sorens, and this is utterly mad, it's The Gallery of Regrettable Food.
From Frank Regan, and this is very correctly titled: Badass of the Week: Juliane Koepcke.
From Craig Miller, and this is a great read: The milk revolution: When a single genetic mutation first let ancient Europeans drink milk, it set the stage for a continental upheaval. Also, if you out find what your "authentic" Chinese character tattoo actually means, you might be surprised: Hanzi Smatter: dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture.
Finally, from Sebastian Morgan-Lynch, and this explains sports better than I ever could: A Cartoon About Sports.