Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Links!

From Meg McReynolds, and this is quite fascinating: This is how map projections warp your understanding of geography. Also, and this is both provocative and a great time waster, it's 40 more maps that explain the world.

From Steven Davis, and here are more of those fantastic book edge pictures: I’ll Never Ever Look At Books The Same Again After Seeing These Hidden Messages.. Also, and this is brilliant, it's World War II in Europe: Every Day.

From Sirius, and this is amazing: "Able to lift more than 850 times their own weight".

From Michael O'Reilly, and this is an entirely fascinating article: Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark. One more, and it's an absolute must-read: Inside Monopoly's secret war against the Third Reich.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is terrific: Wynwood Miami. Next, and this is spectacular, it's Colour film of London in 1927. Next, and this is chronicles a tense legal struggle--well, not exactly--it's The Untold Legal Drama of Coyote v. Acme. Here's an interesting bit of history: The Curious Story of London’s First Coffeehouses (1650-1675). One more, and it's fascinating: Amsterdam children fighting cars in 1972.

From J.R. Parnell, and this is staggering: A Janitor Secretly Worked On This For 7 Years. No One Knew Til Now… And It’s Baffling Everyone.

From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is quite a story: Sometimes You Just Have to Shoot the General Land Office.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a massive and tremendous read: Disaster Centennial: The Disturbing Relevance of World War I. Also, and this is entirely awesome, it's Video: Fish leaps to catch birds on the wing.

From C. Lee, and there's something here for everyone: 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World.

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