Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Chris Pencis, and this is a skill so difficult that only a hundred people (roughly) in the world can do it: Circus performer Angelica Bongiovonni rides a Cyr wheel.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and these are remarkable: 11 Alarming Weather Flukes That Happen When it Gets Really Cold.
From Wallace, and these are both fascinating: 6, 3: Seasteading. Plus, a reporter actually visits the island: Private Lives: It Was Hard for Writer Barry Siegel Not to Feel Like an Intruder. His Presence on Waldron Quickly Unsettled an Island Fighting for Its Vision of Community. And Some of the Fiercest Battles Were Among Themselves (sorry--I know that's long, but the sub-title gives you an idea of why you should read it--it's a great piece of writing). One more, and this is so outstanding: Clever bus stop ad makes people believe meteors are striking the street.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is quite insane: People Stacking Thousands Of Pallets Seemed Crazy. What They Did Next Is Much Crazier.
From Matthew Anderson, and this is self-referential, not serious, and exceedingly clever: Wikipedia:Wikipedia is an MMORPG.
From DQ Reader My Wife, the fascinating story of secret photographer Vivian Maier--a nanny. Here are two links: A Mystery Woman’s Eye on the World: A Documentary Looks at the Photographer Vivian Maier, and Vivian Maier: Photographer. The photographs are stunning.
This is utterly ridiculous (and fantastic): These Sand Castles Are Actually Castles Carved on Grains of Sand.