Friday Links!Leading off this week, an absolutely fascinating story about the greatest swimmer in history--Michael Phelps: After rehabilitation, the best of Michael Phelps may lie ahead.
From Paul Adams, and this is an incredible story: Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months.
From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is just outstanding: This Kid Should Work For Hallmark Because His Thank You Letters Are Spot On. Also, and this is my favorite link of the week, it's 7 Year Old Girl Karate Master (if you see her in the street, just run).
From C. Lee, and man, this is an incredible story: Rumour: Leading Japanese Game Company Kidnapped Dev's Sister To Stop Them From Working With Nintendo. Next, and this is a great idea, it's Is the world ready for a Raspberry Pi-powered Lego Babbage Engine?
From Wally, and this is quite interesting: Britons Perturbed by a Troubling Shortage of Curry Chefs. Also, and this is absolutely tremendous, it's Star Wars Imperial Forces Invade Thomas Kinkade’s Precious Paintings.
From Mike Gilbert, and this is much, much better than my responses: In Re: Writ of Pony.
From Tim Scott, and this is provocative: How Video Games Can Teach Your Brain to Fight Depression.
From Steven Davis, and this is quite amazing: The Real-Life Diet of a Vegan NFL Defensive Lineman.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, and this is stunning: A Long, Last Look at New York’s Abandoned TWA Terminal.