Friday Links!This is a phenomenal week for links.
Leading off this week, from Jonathan Arnold, and what a story: The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit. He also sent in a second link, and it's excellent reading as well: The amateur geneticist who surprised science.
Joshua Buergel sent in a link to an absolutely wonderful article about early golf games: Leader Board. I'm sure I played hundreds of rounds of Leaderboard (Amiga) and Mean 18 (Apple IIGS).
From Steven Kreuch, and in a week where everything in this country seems to be going wrong, this is such a nice moment: Little League coach gives great post-game speech to kids after loss. I can't begin to tell you how much respect I have for that coach. Also, and of course this is fantastic: Watch as we stride into war atop a cave dragon in Dwarf Fortress.
From Matt Kreuch, (that's no coincidence), and this is fascinating: Jellyfish Sting Under The Microscope In Slow Motion.
From Stephen Davis, and this is also fascinating: Art and Craft: A Documentary about Mark Landis, One of the Most Prolific Art Forgers in U.S. History.
From Ryan Brandt, and this is some hard-core Cold War business: The Cheshire ATT facility.
From Michael M., and this is an excellent read: Fukushima's legacy: Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals.
From C. Lee, and this is quite amusing: Slippery Squirrel.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and if you like college football, you're going to love this : 25 maps that explain college football.
From Wallace, and this is entirely droll: Response to Government Moving to Ban the Word "Government." One more, and the Golden girls as comic book heroes is the best idea ever: Team Gold Force.
From Sirius, and this is quite amazing: Scientists find traces of sea plankton on ISS surface.
This is from me, and it's a stunning article: The bizarre history of X-ray records and early music piracy.