Friday Links! (auto-pilot edition)This is a riveting, wonderful piece of writing, and what a story: Where are they Now: Catching up with Dan Gable and Larry Owings.
Next, and this is quite a read, it's Smelling Death: On the Job With New York's Crime-Scene Cleaners.
This has to be one of my favorite stories ever: The Man Who Planted a Forest Bigger Than Central Park.
Eli 13.0 would love to go to this: Explore a Water Park Built Inside a Huge German Airship Hangar.
Here's an entirely fantastic article about the world generation feature in Dwarf Fortress: Dwarf Fortress will crush your CPU because creating history is hard.
All I can say is that I would like to have one of these trees: The tree that bears 40 DIFFERENT fruit .
I have a big soft spot for The Flintstones (the "Barney as a Counterfeiter" episode--classic), and if you do as well, then have a look at this: 12 Rare Flintstones Production Shots From the Golden Age of Animation.
There's quite an amusing explanation behind this story: The most abused Social Security number of all time is 078-05-1120.
Last one this week (sorry, we're light, but next week should be huge), and it's hard to even grasp: Scientists Made This Entire Mouse Transparent Using Detergent.