Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Rob Funk, and this is a fascinating article: Animals think, therefore...The inner lives of animals are hard to study. But there is evidence that they may be a lot richer than science once thought.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and these are indeed the Star Wars videos you are looking for:
STAR WARS: A Bad Lip Reading
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: A Bad Lip Reading
RETURN OF THE JEDI: A Bad Lip Reading
Also from Eric, and there are at least half a dozen outstanding stories in this list, it's TLDR: All the Paleofuture Stories From 2015 You Swore You'd Read Later.
From Steven Davis, and I believe this is correct, it's Streaming TV Isn’t Just a New Way to Watch. It’s a New Genre. Next, and why not, it's Japan has a thing for toilets, and now a dedicated museum. Next, and it's a Star Wars nerd alert this week, it's Inside the Battle of Hoth: The Empire Strikes Out. This is fascinating: Turmoil in the Weird Karaoke Market.
From C. Lee, and this is an excellent read: Why we’re going back to the Moon—with or without NASA. Also, and this is quite a sample, it's The Pizza-Rat Taste-Test: We Let Rodents Try 4 of New York’s Most Popular Slices.
From Geoff Engelstein, and this is, um, innovative: Socks Generate Electricity Using Microbes Fed by Urine.
From Wallace, and oh, these are so strange: 19 BAFFLING VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS. Here's another, and it's quite a good read: Food as Propaganda: Empire biscuits.
From 3Suns, and this is a terrific podcast: Fixing the Hobo Suit.