Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Frank Regan, and this is terrific and thought-provoking: 10 of the world's biggest unsolved mysteries. Also, and this is potentially a huge discovery: Scientists discover cancer-fighting berry on tree that only grows in Far North Queensland.

Here's another in the ongoing series of "headlines caused by stupid people": Coast Guard Rescues Man Running Across Ocean in Bubble.

From Jonathan Arnold, and these are quite beautiful:Here Are 30 Gorgeous Bridges That Are Making The World A Little More Magical.

Dan Willhite sent in a link to "Talbletop Whale", a blog with fascinating science illustrations. Here's a sample (and everything there is interesting); Flight videos deconstructed.

From C. Lee, and this is oddly mesmerizing: Forty Portraits in Forty Years: The Brown sisters have been photographed every year since 1975.

From Shane Courtrille, and this is just entertaining: Absurd Creature of the Week: The Vicious Duck That Beats the Crap Out of Anything That Moves.

Two tremendous links from Meg McReynolds--the first, and this is quite amazing: The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years. The second link shows more portraits: Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures.

This brings back some absolutely excellent memories: NBA Jam Teams, Ranked. Yes, the original.

Here's a fascinating look at intersex athletes in track and field (I didn't understand the details previously, but this is quite interesting): A Brief History of Intersex Athletes in Sport.

I've written about Tuvan throat singing before, and this is stunning: Woman sings two notes simultaneously in amazing display of voice talent. And she's German. Same thing, though.

From DQ Fitness Advisor Doug Walsh, another unbelievable Danny Macaskill (mountain biking) video: The Ridge.

From Rogar Robar, and believe me, you have to see this: How dangerous are magnetic items near an MRI magnet?

Here is an absolutely fascinating two-part article about Mercenary, and if you don't remember the game, the title says it all: The First Open World (Part One)The First Open World (part two).

From Steven Davis, and this is remarkable art: How Cindy Made Her Paper Mache Dragon.

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