Friday Links!From C. Lee, and what an incredible story: From Nigeria to Burma’s jungle: courage and compassion in the war with Japan. Also, and this is just incredible, it's DNA sequencing suggests why octopuses are so smart. Also, and this is quite interesting, it's This interactive map shows how ‘wrong’ other maps are. One more, and it's mind-blowing: Carbon nanofibres made from CO2 in the air. Last one, and it's a terrific read: Meet the American Who Joined Mao’s Revolution.
From Craig Miller, and this is amazing: Video: Check Out This Moving Mini Paper V6 Engine. Also, and these are wildly entertaining, it's 15 Mesmerizing Science GIFs, Explained.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is one of the finest pranks in history: The Bestseller Book That Didn’t Exist: how the author of a beloved Christmas classic pulled off the Hoax of the Century. Also, and this is just fantastic, it's Video explains the world's most important 6-sec drum loop.
From Steven Davis, and this is fantastic: Mission impossible~Taiwan Bamboo Orchestra. Also, and this is remarkable, it's Art of the Marbler. This is fascinating: The Linguistics of Writing an Email Like a Boss. This is quite amazing: Ferrolic: A Clock with a Liquid Face Powered by Magnetism. One more, and it's quite fun: Three quirky sleight of hand illusions by Richard Wiseman.
From Brian Witte, and this is fascinating: The brains of people who speak this whistle language of Northern Turkey do something very surprising.
From Paul Drager, and this is a sad little story: We took a tour of the abandoned college campuses of Second Life.
From Craig Miller, and this is entirely ingenious: Real Life First Person Shooter (Chatroulette version).
From Jeff Fowler, and this is utterly fascinating: 1905-1930 The Seattle regrade: Moving mountains to build a city. Also, and this is outstanding, it's Adorable 4-year-old swags out with gunshot batflip.