Friday Links!From Steven Davis, and this is remarkable craftsmanship: Martin Wenham: "Silent Voices" short film about letter carver. Also, and this is beautifully written, it's Why Anzac's heroics and horrors have a hold on history. One more, and it's an incredible story: Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against 13,000 miners.
This is a fascinating story: The Man Who Broke the Music Business.
From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: Scientists trick subjects into feeling invisible. Also, and I'm glad I don't have this job, it's Too rude for the road: DMV cleans up vanity plates. One more, and it's fantastic: What’s so special about Japanese swords? We interview master katana maker Norihiro Miyairi!
From Chris, and there are three projects at this link, and each one is utterly amazing and worth exploring: RAUL OAIDA: Maker of Things. In particular, I got a little choked up watching the Space Launch video, and I can't even explain why.
From Craig Miller, and these are striking photographs: Instead Of Photographing Hollywood Stars With DSLR, Artist Uses Vintage Tintype Camera. One more, and this is amazing: Lake Michigan is So Clear Right Now its Shipwrecks Are Visible From the Air.
From Sirius, and this is both brilliant and wacky: How a Giant Ball Will Help This Man Survive a Year on an Iceberg. Also, and this is a wonderful gift from the wayback machine, it's Powers of Ten™ (1977).
From Marc Klein, and this is one of the most impressive career transitions I've ever seen: Stallworth's career rewrite:Ex-First Round Pick Donte Stallworth Has Embarked On The Most Unlikely Post-NFL Route As An Intrepid Political Reporter.
From Hennie van Loggerenberg (that is a wonderful name), and this is a terrific article: 170-year-old champagne provides clues to past winemaking.
From Chris Pencis, and man, this is fantastic: I’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe: Ridley Scott’s vision of tomorrow lives on on Instagram with Blade Runner Reality.
From Michael M., and this is excellent: You Won't Be Able To Ride This Bike.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is nothing short of incredible: Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive.
From John, and this is outstanding: Taco-flavored soda -- and 443,000 other drink combos.