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.