Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Eric, one of the craziest music stories I've ever heard: The True Story Of The Fake Zombies, The Strangest Con In Rock History.

From Brian Witte, and this is a tremendous story (although it may take quite a while to load, unfortunately): Body on the Moor: Why did this man travel 200 miles to die here?

Here a couple of excellent links on Muhammad Ali, who mattered because he was a dangerous motherfu----: The Hidden History of Muhammad Ali (thanks Evan). Also: What Happened To The Muhammad Ali I Idolized, Blackistone Asks (thanks Meg).

From C. Lee, and this is disturbing: Your mobile phone account could be hijacked by an identity thief. Also, and this is totally ingenious, it's Spring Cleaning Your PC. Next, and this is just a tiny, tiny bit of the future: I defeated a long-broken fridge and became a household hero through 3D printing.

From Craig Miller, and Soren Johnson makes this worth reading: Postmortem: Offworld Trading Company's Early Access campaign.

From Steven Davis, and this is an interesting read: Novak Djokovic’s Chase Of Tennis Records Is Speeding Up. Also, and this is utterly fantastic: Violent Rabbit Illustrations Found in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts. This is quite a story: The Rebel Librarians Who Saved Timbuktu.

From Wally, and this is a lovely story: This couple bond over tiny furniture but relish time apart, too. Next, and this is excellent (also with amazing images): The 'normal train' that crosses the Sahara. One more, and no intro is necessary: Do Dungeon Masters Roll Magic Dice? Willful Self-Deception on the Campaign Trail.

From Geoff Engelstein, and what a badass: Jane Fawcett, British Decoder Who Helped Doom the Bismarck, Dies at 95.

From jdv, and this is quite remarkable: Dr Heimlich saves choking woman with manoeuvre he invented.

From Les Bowman, and it's a terrific read: Narco-Football Is Dead: Celebrating a Colombia Reborn.

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