Friday Links!Leading off, and these photographs are just spectacular, it's Rare Color Photos of Circus Showgirls of the ’40s and ’50s.
From Wallace, and this is entirely mesmerizing: This World Map Shows Every Denial Of Service Attack Happening Right Now In Real Time.
From Les Bowman, and these are just hilarious: Men In Commercials Being Jerks About Coffee: A Mashup of 1950s & 1960s TV Ads.
From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: Crafting fake eyes is family business, rifts included.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is amazing: ‘Lost world’ of new species discovered in Australia - in pictures. Plus, if you want to go on the road for baseball of hockey, these are must-have: The Hockey Road Trip Planner for 2013-2014, The Baseball Road Trip Planner for 2014. One more, and it's one of those spiffy New York Times Magazine multi-media experiences: A Game of Shark and Minnow (the South China Sea).
From Meg McReynolds, and these are utterly fantastic: 20 Incredibly Bizarre Vintage Halloween Costumes.
Courtesy of The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is a terrific read: Seattle's P-Patch godfather ditched the gold rush for gardening. Also, here's another article on the 'lost world': Incredible Remote Lost World Discovered With Never-Before-Seen Species. Also, and this seems like the best idea ever, it's If you’re in New York, San Francisco, or Seattle, Uber will deliver kittens to your office today.
Here are some examples of very clever architecture: 6 Buildings That Are Hiding In Plain Sight.
From Steven Davis, and these are spectacular: Killer Pumpkin Arrangements at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.
Here is an entirely wonderful article that is required reading this week (it even discusses Pepper's Ghost): The Rise and Fall of the Midnight Ghost Show.
From Gridiron Solitaire Art Director (and artist) Fredrik Skarstedt, and this is a fascinating read: The Most Honored Photograph. One more, and it's amazing: $10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion!.
Ending the week, from Hennie van Loggerenberg, and you need to read this: I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling,