Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Links!

From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating: How to make Victorian Nectar Drop candy and why are Lemon Drops called Drops? Next, and this is a terrific read, it's How Epic Fortunes Were Created During the California Gold Rush. This is incredibly interesting: Why You Never Heard About the Largest Disaster in Maritime History. Battle of Jutland fans, this is for you: The Battle of Jutland Animation.

From Wally, and this is hilarious (and the comments below the article are even funnier): Neighbors said to fear 'transient academics'. Next, and this is fantastic: 20 Gifs That Teach You Science Concepts In Seconds. Here's the Japanese version of Enigma: Purple. Next, and this is excellent: These Lizards Have Been Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors for 15 Million Years. This is excellent, too: New York’s Elevators Define The City.

From Steven Kreuch, and this is so outstanding: This is SEGA TEST (1996).

From Jim Bradley, and this is so entirely delightful: Woman’s pure joy over Chewbacca mask goes viral.

From 3Suns, and this is a long read, but it's very interesting: HYPER VISION: The world’s hottest startup isn’t located in Silicon Valley—it’s in suburban Florida. KEVIN KELLY explores what Magic Leap’s mind-bending technology tells us about the future of virtual reality. And a related video: The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World's Most Secretive Startup.

From Brian Witte, and this is fascinating: Mapping touch to sight takes time to learn.

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