Friday Links!Leading off, from Meg McReynolds, and this is a stunning piece of writing about Mississippi: A Ride Down Paradise Road: Ole Miss and State are undefeated, and Mississippi can't explain what it all means.
From Dan Willhite, and this is fantastic: The Physics of the Death Star. Also, and these images are absolutely stunning: Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet. Another, and it's tremendous: New destinations past Pluto for New Horizons: A scan with the Hubble locates some Kuiper Belt Objects for it to visit. One more, and here's a spectacular comeback: Pluto Is a Planet Again, According to Harvard Astronomers. Wait--incredibly, there's one more, and it's fantastically strange and wonderful: Bears and Mechs in 1920.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and these are terrific: 40 maps and charts that explain sports in America.
From Marc Klein, and this is a glimpse into a secret, bizarre world: The Adultery Arms Race.
From C. Lee, and this is amazing: Gauss Gun. Also, and this is hilarious, it's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Supreme Court Animals.
From Michael O'Reilly, and this is fascinating: The Stuntmen Who Blacklisted Blackface.
In anticipation of Halloween costume-counting, J.R. Parnell sent in this link: Popular Halloween Costumes of the Last 25 Years.
From Jonathan Arnold, and of course I want to stay here: The Deepest, Darkest, Oldest, Loneliest Hotel Room in the World.
Here's an interesting business story about craftmanship from Steven Davis: Noticed: J. HILL’s Standard.
From Matt Kreuch, and this is fantastic: Texas kindergartner gets 3D printer Iron Man hand.