Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Aaron Ward, and it's a terrific article: How Atari Box Art Turned 8-Bit Games Into Virtual Wonderlands.
From C. Lee, and this is both incredible and terrifying: Report: Nuke that fell on N.C. in 1961 almost exploded. I can't image how different the world would be today if the bomb had actually detonated. Also, and this is fascinating, it's Catharsis (venting anger doesn't actually help).
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is extraordinary: Artifact sold in Michigan, recovered by Detroit agents returned to South Korea. Next, and this is quite an article, it's Revealed: the violent, thuggish world of the young JS Bach.
From Steven Davis, and this is entirely hilarious: Terminator 2 reenacted entirely with lines from Shakespeare. Next, and attention punctuation nerds, it's 13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using. Next, and this is fantastic, it's 42 Amazing Maps. One more, and it's nuts: Box: A Groundbreaking Demonstration at the Intersection of Robotics, Projection-Mapping, and Software.
From Meg McReynolds, and this is fascinating, it's Is Google Wrecking Our Memory? No, it's much, much weirder than that. Also, and this is just awesome (and very funny), it's How to Recognize the Artists of Paintings.
From Sebastian Morgan-Lynch, and this is a thoughtful bit of forensics work: What's really wrong with BlackBerry (and what to do about it).
Because of the fascinating nature of that first link, here's another story about it, from The Atlantic (thanks Francis Cermak): The Single Switch That Saved the East Coast From Nuclear Disaster.
A slew of interesting links from Michael M. this week. First, and this is quite a cultural lesson, it's Lessons on ballpark seating etiquette for Japanese baseball. Next, and holy crap, it's Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants. Next, and this is unbelievably awesome, it's Farm Animal Drawing Generator. Next, this may seem trivial, but it's very cool: That’s Not How You Use That: Coiling a Cable. You'll absolutely want to see this: National Geographic Tumblr.