Friday, March 06, 2015

Friday Links!

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is quite amazing: An Astounding Amount Of Saharan Dust Fuels The Amazon Basin.

From Jaby Jacob, and this is a fantastic parody: Star Wars Disney - Let it Flow - Let it Go Frozen Parody.

From Steven Davis, and this is amazing: Ro-Bow - a robot that plays a real violin.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this imaginary world feels more real than some real ones: Elgin Park. Next, and this is a wonderful short film: Le Gouffre. Next is a letter--an unusual one--written to a transgender child: A Letter to My Son Jacob on His 5th Birthday. Here's a story that you must read involving a compound bow, fishing, and, um, "equipment": Life’s Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man. One more, and it's a great read: Monopoly: How the Original Version Was Made to Condemn Monopolies.

From Sirius, and this is fascinating: Astroquizzical: What happens when Betelgeuse explodes? Also, and this is quite remarkable, it's 17th century wearable technology.

Shaun Usman submitted an excellent article that explains the history behind ISIS (in response to the link I posted last week): From Muhammad to ISIS: Iraq’s Full Story.

From Nate Carpenter, and this is a riveting article written by Pascal Dupuis (an NHL player who is struggling with pulmonary embolisms): In My Blood.

From Jeff Fowler, and this is incredible: Nearly Frozen Waves Captured On Camera By Nantucket Photographer. Also, and you will absolutely not believe this: Meet the man who could own Aviva France. This is certainly the stupidest thing an insurance company has ever done.

This is a terrific piece of writing and a bizarre story: How Bees Revealed a Pot Farm Beneath the Maraschino Cherries.

From Marty Devine, and this is an utterly fascinating article: No one could see the color blue until modern times.

This is absolutely stunning: Found: A Legendary Lost Civilization Buried In the Honduran Rainforest.

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