Friday Links!I may have posted this link a few years ago, but it's so fascinating that it's coming up for a second run: Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code.
Here's an entirely wonderful story (it's nice to find these in the middle of large amounts of awful stuff going on these days): Classy Organization: Padres Keep Sick Pitcher on Payroll 20 Years After Last Throw.
From Scott Gould, and this is clearly the greatest cricket commentary ever: Scrotometer.
From Sirius, and this is fascinating: Ankylosaurs, the armored dinosaurs that could pack a punch.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is stunning: Artists Hack an Xbox Kinect and Create an Experimental Film on Movement.
From Steven Davis, and this is amazing: Guinness World Record Stick Bomb - 17,822 Sticks!
From J.R. Parnell, and I want one of these: Dare to Press the Mystery Button: Seattle’s Enigmatic Soda Machine.
From Brian Witte, and this link is hypnotic, because it's an infographic event horizon: Dadaviz.
From C. Lee, a terrific essay on one of the games that disappointed me most (KOTOR II): Vanishing Points.
From Jeff Fowler (Jeff, thanks for the link, but I couldn't e-mail you back--got an invalid domain error), and this is just amazing: Spider-tailed Horned Viper: Persian Horned Viper - Víbora Iraniana Rabo-de-Aranha.
This is spectacular: How Can This Self Alley-Oop Even Be Real?
From DQ Fitness Advisor Doug Walsh, and the headline says it all: Woman blames coffee-drinking parrot for car crash.