Friday, May 09, 2014

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Sirius, and this is fascinating: Why did lighthouse keepers go mad?

From DQ Visual Basic Advisor Garret Rempel, and this is quite a read: Levelling the Mirabel airport: Wrecking balls to raze monument to heartless government planning.

Here's a terrific story: 4 Totally Fake Currencies That Changed the Course of Real Wars. One more, and it's a doozy: The Frat Boys Who Moved The Colts Out Of Baltimore.

From Roger Robar, and this is delightfully bizarre: What’s the Pressure Inside an Exploding Whale?

From Marty Devine, and this is just insane: 3 Olympic Fencers Vs. 50 Amateurs.

From Andy Herron, and this is the full version of the "card control" video I linked to last week: Ricky Jay 52 assistants.

From Brian Witte, and this is simply incredible: Absurd Creature of the Week: This Marsupial Has Marathon Sex Until It Goes Blind and Drops Dead. Indeed.

From C. Lee, and this is a terrific story: The Man Who Integrated the White House Press Corps.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is both surreal and chilling: H.G. Wells Interviews Joseph Stalin in 1934; Declares “I Am More to The Left Than You, Mr. Stalin”.

From Tim Jones, here's an utterly engrossing time-waster: Vintage Ad Browser.

From Brian Witte, and this is fascinating: How Birds Survived the Dinosaur Apocalypse.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is excellent: How Big is the Moon Really? Also, and this sounds fantastic: The Volcano That Rewrote History.

From Simon Jones, and while this is undoubtedly creepy on some level, it's also poignant and touching: Valley of Dolls: A Bizarre Town in Japan Where an Artist is Replacing Departed Residents with Life-Sized Dolls.

Here's a terrific story about Finland repelling the Soviet invasion in 1939, in part due to the efforts of a single man: White Death.

From Andy Herron, and this is fascinating: Magic Lab (how our brains respond to magic).

From DQ Reader My Wife, and oh my, this is so wonderful: The Roger Bucklesby Bench Plaque Is Real, Sort Of.

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