Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Guy Byars, and what a counterfeiting story: The Great Paper Caper. Also, and the headlines just keep on coming: Man drops cigarette, runs over own head.
From Roger Robar, and this is one great dad: Dad Plays Leia to his Daughter's Hans Solo.
From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: Bolts from the blue: the history of life in the universe may have been governed by the frequency of giant stellar explosions.
From the Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is a terrific read: The man with the golden blood.
From Steven Davis, and this is beautiful: The Xylothek ~ A Wooden Library. Also, and the link title is no exaggeration: The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.
From Jean-Francois B., and while this might not be the greatest headline ever (dwarf stripper pregnancy, hello!), it has to be close: Necrophilia among ducks ruffles research feathers.
From J.R. Parnell, and this is fantastic: What’s Harder Than Skiing at Night in an LED Suit? Filming It. Also, and these would make for an interesting vacation: Ghost Islands: Eight of the Eeriest Abandoned Places on the Seas.
From Dan Willhite, and this will really bring back some memories: hand-drawn gaming maps. Also, and this is one of the most remarkable stories you'll ever read: Welcome to the Jungle (a story of persistence).
From DQ Reader My Wife, and these are some of the best product reviews ever (including the phrase "Satan's Diarrhea Hate Bears", which you just have to respect): Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears 5LB Bag.
Here are two links that are quite remarkable. The first is Why every newborn you see on Facebook is wrapped in the same baby blanket, and the second is one of the coolest inventions I've ever seen: Synthesizer transforms weather into live streamed ambient tunes.
From Craig Miller, and as it turns out, they actually had a point: Why Van Halen demanded "no brown M&Ms".