Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Links!

Strong, strong links this time.

Leading off this week, from Chris Pencis, and damn, this is an amazing find: Scientists Think They Have Found The Mythical ‘Sunstone’ Vikings Used To Navigate Warships. Wow!

Next, from Tim Jones, and if you're fascinated by the intelligence of crows, here's something downright incredible:  Watch ’007′ the Crow Effortlessly Solve an 8-Step, Complex Puzzle. I, for one, welcome our new crow overlords.

From Jonathan Arnold, and boy, it would be fun to try this (and not die): I'm a Luger, Baby: I went to Lake Placid to sled like an Olympian. It was totally terrifying—and unbelievably fun.

From Wallace, and he sent this in with the comment "I'm often sorry I don't live in The Netherlands." Aren't we all, Wallace? Dutch Town Has Street Names Inspired by Lord of the Rings.

The Edwin Garcia Links Machine is in full force this week, and leading off, an incredible video: SADM Delivery By Parachutist/Swimmer (Special Atomic Demolition Munition). Next, and this is remarkable, it's Abandoned train tunnels in Paris could get new life as nightclubs or swimming pools. Next, it's the Best/Worst Wake Up Prank. Still going strong, and it's Orange Herald: The Bomb Behind Britain's Worst Nuclear Disaster. Next, and this is utterly charming (oddly enough, given the subject matter): World War 1 in 6 Minutes.

From DQ Swedish Advisor and Gridiron Solitaire Artist Fredrik Skarstedt, a fascinating article: Big Fish Stories Getting Littler.

From J.R. Parnell, and this is also fascinating: What is the Monkeysphere?

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is just absolutely amazing: GIFs: 3D pictures become possible with two straight lines. Also, if you want to see a ton of Olympics-related explanations of things, go here: Olympic Stuff.

From C. Lee, and I had no idea that Britain had been in at least one war for the last 100 years: Britain's 100 years of conflict.

From Greg B, several terrific links. First, it's The internet mystery that has the world baffled. Next, and I've always wanted one of these: Interactive Bird Song Poster. This is tremendous: The Internet Archive Console Living Room. One last link, and it's absolutely stunning beyond all words: Music to Mourn By: A recording of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s live reaction (and audience reaction) to JFK’s assassination.

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