Friday Links!From Steven Davis, and this is about the measuring kind of ruler: Rulers of the Ancient World. Next, and this is both incredible and strange, it's Anatomical Balloon Dog and Rubber Ducky Models by Jason Freeny.
From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: How Photography Was Optimized for White Skin Color. Also, and this is a terrific read: The Bizarro Life of Cartoonist Dan Piraro.
From Tim Steffes, and this is just amazing: Watch this giant hand-cranked musical instrument containing 2,000 marbles play music.
From Wally, and the Amazon reviews are just outstanding: JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank. Also, and these are terrific, it's Steam Noir. So is this: Ogre Cybertank Artwork. One more, and if you love trains, here you go: On board with the Flying Scotsman. Here's another Amazon classic: The 2009-2014 Outlook for Wood Toilet Seats in Greater China.
From DQ Film Advisor and Nicest Guy in the World Ben Ormand, and it's fantastic: After The Big One: An immersive, reported science fiction saga about surviving the coming mega-quake.
From Craig Miller, and this is a great read: The Complete Conceptual History of the Millennium Falcon.
From David Yellope, and boy, this is so, so stupid: Chelmsford man allegedly hired hit man to kill undercover trooper.
From John DiMinno, and while this is one of the most unlikely covers ever, it's also excellent: Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence [Official Music Video].
From Ken Piper, and I guess we can stop asking the "where are you" question: Woman in 'Mystery Machine' mini van leads police on pursuit. Next, and this is so bizarre, it's Magnetic mind control works in live animals, makes mice happy.