Friday Links!Sorry, for the light week--holiday weeks seem to go that way.
From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: Why people in the United States are still dying from the bubonic plague. Also, and this is so stunning: Explore This Staggering, Remote Norwegian Archipelago. One more, and it's excellent: Conversations with Neil deGrasse Tyson and E.O. Wilson. Oops, I forgot there was one more, and it's quite a good read: Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games.
From Katy Mulvey, and this is fascinating: Man Spends 14 Hours Riding the Longest NYC Subway Route.
This is a link, but it's to a Flash game. An archaeology game, believe it or not, and it's interesting (thanks to Matt): Excavate!
From Jaby Jacob, and this is an interesting bit of history: The DJ Who Helped Kill the USSR.
From Steven Davis, and while I think I might have linked to this before, it's spectacular and worth doing so again: The Annual ‘Corso Zundert’ Parade Honors Van Gogh with Monumental Floats Adorned with Flowers. Also, and this is excellent, it's How Louis C. K. Became Funny and Why it Matters. One more, and it's absolutely outstanding: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (that's a city).
From Craig Miller, and football nerds, rejoice! Football 101: Why Power Running Works/