Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Links!

Steven has a slew of links below this, but I wanted to separate this one and use it to lead off the week: A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary.

This is both bizarre and fascinating. Country rap? Driving and Dying in the Service of the Country Rap King.

From Steven Davis, and this is just wonderful: The Foldscope – A Paper Microscope that Costs $1. Next, and this is fascinating: New genetically engineered American chestnut will help restore the decimated, iconic tree. I had no idea that Teller taught Latin at one point: Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic. Next, and I had no idea where this came from: The origin of the dancing inflatable tube man.

From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is just ridiculous: World's Fastest Rubik's Cube Solving Robot.

Wally sent me this next link with the comment "Now THIS is a SPORK!": design awards. Also, and do you remember the Night Gallery episode where the earwig burrowed through the villain's brain? That's what the song with this video will do to you, but man, it's cute: guinea pig bridge. Well, this is quite bizarre: Cute to “a little sinister”—the beauty of US spy satellite rocket launch logos. Next, and this looks unbelievably useful: Fakespot | Analyze and Identify Fake Reviews.

From Les Bowman, and this is, well, something: How “House Hunters” became the most unstoppable juggernaut on TV.

From C. Lee, and what a fantastic headline: Humans aren’t as cooperative as we thought, but they make up for it via stupidity: Economic experiments that supposedly show cooperation may instead depict confusion.

This is terrifying and very, very sad: Former Giants Safety Found to Have C.T.E.

From Sean, and this is entirely delightful: Risks Life to Prove Physical Law.

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