Friday Links!From John Willcocks, and this has to be seen to be believed: World's Most Amazing Archer in Slow Motion. Note how he aims.
From Sirius, and who knew we'd ever find something like this: Scientists discover first warm-bodied fish. Also, and it's about time, it's Newly discovered frog species looks a lot like Kermit the Frog. One more, and it's bizarre: An island in the Maldives is made of parrotfish poop.
From C. Lee, and man, these are cool: A whimsical Ghibli-like world captured in beautiful GIFs you can stare at all day. Also, and this is just incredible, it's Brain-controlled Bionic Legs are Finally Here.
These links are from Scott Gould, and his description is so specific that I'm including it here:
YES this is a documentary about making an album and YES it's in seven parts and YES you won't have heard of Neil Hannon and YES I'm asking you to take 40 minutes or so of your life to watch. All 7 parts, wondering what this odd fellow is doing bossing all these musicians around and trying to work out what on earth kind of music he makes, and then at 1:40 of the seventh part it will all become clear.
Part the first
And after all that, an acoustic performance of one of the album highlights.
From a gassy source who wishes to remain anonymous, and this is just brilliant: Loz's magnificent 7-tone fart symphony. Note: this is much more clever than you would expect from the title. Music nerds in particular will enjoy this (it cracked Eli 13.9 up).
From Jeff Fowler, and this is fantastic: Hot lava flows in a parking lot—in upstate NY.
From Hennie van Loggerenberg, and this is amazing: These Online Maps Can Tell You Where Your Wine Came From.
From Tim Steffes, and this is fascinating: IN A LITTLE-SEEN EARLY APPLE VIDEO, JOBS AND WOZNIAK TALK ABOUT THE COMPANY'S BEGINNINGS.
From Steven Davis, and I had no idea this even existed: The Octobass – What does this huge instrument sound like?
From Nate Carpenter, and this is an incredible story: Ingeborg Rapoport to Become Oldest Recipient of Doctorate After Nazi Injustice is Righted: 102-year-old retired neonatologist submitted her doctoral thesis in 1938.