Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Links!

Leading off, from Rob Funk, and this is a brilliant and fascinating read: An abandoned lifeboat at world’s end. Also, and this is mind-bending: French Photographer turns real life scenes into a movie moments.

From Roger Robar, and this is very cool: What Happens When You Drop A Magnet Through A Copper Tube? One more, and it's terrific: A New Optical Illusion Demonstrates How Gullible Our Brains Really Are.

From Wallace, and these images are fantastic: Pseudo Papercut Illustrations of Eiko Ojala.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is an incredible story (I'm headed for the bar right now): Knocked out in bar fight, man wakes up as a genius. Next, and this is entirely wonderful: Every Week, 2 Anonymous Students Sneak Into A Classroom And Proceed To Blow Everyone’s Mind. Next, and this is entirely fantastic, it's The Solar-Powered Fridge of 1937 Made Sunbeams Into Ice Cubes In 2 Hours. One more, and it's awesome: NASA hands space enthusiasts the keys to a 1970s-era spacecraft.

From Geoffrey Englestein, and remember a couple of years ago when I said this was coming? Well, it's not going to be much longer (this plus other systems in development): Glasses-free 3-D projector.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and these are just tremendous: The best optical illusions of 2014 are truly mind-bending stuff.

Scrimshaw? Hell, yes: Watching the Beautiful, Intricate Handiwork of Scrimshaw.

From Phil Honeywell, and this is tremendously disturbing: Did North Korea Kidnap an American Hiker?

From Sirius, and this is excellent: Perform Mulholland's mind-reading mystery.

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