Friday Links!Leading off this week, a fascinating article about Silk Road:
The Rise & Fall of Silk Road (part one)
The Rise & Fall of Silk Road (part two)
In co-leadoff position is a link from The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and it's stunning: Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage).
From Cal J., and this is an absolutely terrific article: Fears of a Clown: No one is better at making children laugh than Boswick the Clown. He doesn't understand why adults are so scared of him.
From Steven Davis, and this is entirely fantastic: City Museum: A 10-Story Former Shoe Factory Transformed into the Ultimate Urban Playground. Next, and this is amazing, it's Pinball Wizard Builds Massive Machine. One more, and marble fans rejoice: Big Marble Run Machine: 11000 Marbles. Wait, there's one more, and it's beautiful: Amazing Footage of a Swim through Jellyfish Lake in Palau.
From C. Lee, and this is very funny (most of the dogs sprint away, even though it's not a real bear): Japanese test dogs against bear attack. The dogs who did stay, though, are awesome. Also, and this is a great read: The Agency: From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.
From Les, and this is terrifying: You’re All Out: A defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
From Sirius, and this is utterly fascinating: The Dragon Autopsy: What it’s like to watch a komodo dragon get dissected.
From Craig Miller, and this video is so very beautiful: Flying Over Chicago's Frozen Beaches.
From Matt Kreuch, and this is incredible: This guy just made a sword out of a nail and it's worthy of 'Game of Thrones'.
From Matt Watson, and this is sobering: I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.
From 3Suns, and this is an interesting read: How Electronic Arts stopped being the worst company in America.
From Jarod, and these videos are meant to be played at the same time:
The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Northern Hemisphere
The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Southern Hemisphere