Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Meg McReynolds, and this is just GREAT: The mystery of Mingering Mike: the soul legend who never existed.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a tremendous read: The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic: Walter Pitts rose from the streets to MIT, but couldn’t escape himself.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and is a very funny Richard Scarry tribute, it's Business Town. Next, and this is a terrific read, it's The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge. Here's a fascinating bit of history about the original Macintosh computer: Monkey Lives. Another, and it's a great idea for a city like Seattle: When it rains in Seattle, you might see a hidden sidewalk message — if you’re paying attention.
From Matt Kreuch, and this is entirely wonderful, it's What the Music Behind Some of the Worst Album Covers of All Time Actually Sounds Like.
From Ken Piper, and this is a terrific read: How Soviet Hipsters Saved Rock 'N' Roll With X-Ray Records.
From Sirius, and this is amazing: Lego contraption allows scientists to safely handle insects. Also, and I have no words, it's Extreme body modifications: Piercings, tattoos and implants on show in Caracas.
From Steven Davis, and this is mesmerizing: Rolex Submariner Watchmaking Demonstration. Also, and this is fascinating, it's How the Civil War Created College Football.
This guy is down in my neck of the woods: The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands Off America’s Biggest Retailers.
This is incredibly depressing, but also incredibly important to document: History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names.
Ending the week, this is 100% wonderful: Darwin's Kids Doodled All Over His "Origin of Species" Manuscript.