Friday Links!Leading off this week, one of the most incredible images of pollution I've ever seen: Scientists: Beijing's Air Pollution Is Like Being in Nuclear Winter. Seriously, that picture is just mind-blowing.
Next, from Chris Pencis, and this is a fascinating, surreal story: What Lies Beneath (the Glomar Explorer). Also, and this is a terrific explanation of all things skate blades, it's Cold Hard Science: The Physics of Skating on Ice.
From Jon Hui, and this is amazing: Human Loop the Loop with Damien Walters.
From Jonathan Arnold, and these are stunning images: Haunting Photos of the Abandoned 1984 Winter Olympics Facilities.
From DQ Music Advisor Chris Hornbostel, and this is an incredible story: Woodrow Wilson: The First Fantasy Baseball Player.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is just tremendous: Royals - ("Sad Clown With The Golden Voice" Version). Hit the lounge, baby! Next, and this is fascinating, it's How the A-10 Warthog became 'the most survivable plane ever built'.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and at least a few of these will shock you: 8 Surprising Historical Facts That Will Change Your Concept Of Time Forever.
From Wallace, and these are very clever: One Ad To Rule Them All.
From Rob Funk, and this is a fascinating article: The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia.
Here are a few generally amazing links from Gizmodo, which is one of my favorite websites. First, and I've linked to stories about this amazing place before, it's Beautiful time-lapse of The Boneyard, the airplane cemetery in Arizona. Next, and this is a remarkable piece of history, it's This is a GIF of America's Very First Film. This is an incredible find: How a Mass Whale Graveyard Ended Up Beneath a South American Highway. Last one, and this is definitely not on my bucket list, it's Tour the Nine Steepest Residential Streets in America.