Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, a piece of writing that Jimmy Breslin said was the finest magazine story ever written: The Stacks: The Brownsville Bum or The Story Of A Palooka Who Couldn't Stop Punching.

From Michael, and this is a stunning story of incredible courage: The Plunge: The incredible story of Shavarsh Karapetyan, a Soviet swimming champion who dove into Armenia’s Lake Yerevan and saved dozens of lives from a sinking trolleybus nearly 40 years ago. Also, and this is a a "docu-comic" (and excellent), it's Rat Park Drug Experiment.

From Simon Jones, and this is funny and very clever: 'Fairy control' to halt tiny doors in Somerset woods.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is quite incredible: Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts. Next, and if is actually happens, it will be incredible: Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp.

From 3Suns, and these are stunning photographs: Lori Nix: The City.

Here's one of the most interesting articles about a sports figure I've ever read (thanks, Marc Klein): The Man In The Van: Top Blue Jays Prospect Daniel Norris Lives By His Own Code.

Matt Kreuch has you covered if you want to hear one song from 100 South by Southwest bands: The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix.

C. Lee sent in some fascinating links this week. First, it's Men and Women Really Do See Things Differently. Next, and this has spectacular possibilities, it's A Scientist Accidentally Developed Sunglasses That Could Correct Color Blindness. One more, and it's remarkable: These Dragonflies Helped an Astronomer Find Ghostly New Galaxies. Wait, I forgot this, and it's genuinely terrifying: Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit.

From Scott, and this is an incredible story: The man who posted himself to Australia.

It's spring, and you know what means: Action Park reopens. Michael Gilbert is on the case with this link: It's back: looping water slide returns to New Jersey. And one more, with video of the old Action Park: Action Park to revive infamous loop-the-loop waterslide.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is both a beautiful and tragic story: The Boy They Couldn't Kill: How Rae Carruth's son survived and thrives.

Okay, this is fascinating: If You Want Healthy Cows, Feed Them Magnets.

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