Friday Links!Wally has more links later on, but I wanted this to be separate, because it is a beautifully written, fascinating, and painful article: The Negro Motorist Green Book and Black America’s Perpetual Search For A Home.
From John Willcocks, and these are stunning images: The Somme during the first world war and now – interactive.
From Will, and by any standard, this is incredible: the Megaprocessor (seriously, you need to go read this).
From DQ Reader My Mom, and this is quite amazing: Piano Juggler.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and I found this quite surprising: The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom.
From Hennie van Loggerenberg, and this is an interesting read: From Iceland's Viking clap to All-Blacks' Haka: Five sports traditions you need to know.
From C. Lee, and while this is preliminary research, it is potentially groundbreaking: Targeting Proteins, Fighting Dementia. Next, and if you think chess is complex, just wait: Begin Japanology - Shogi. Here's more: The Japanese Chess Shogi.
From Steve, and I found this quite affecting and poignant (although I can't explain why): THEREMIN - Over The Rainbow. Next, and this is entirely amazing, it's Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion by Kokichi Sugihara.
From Wally, and this is an incredible story: DNA from ‘chewing gum survey’ tied suspect to 1976 murder. Next, and this is a terrific read, it's Maine man hooks fishermen with 1900s reproductions. Here are some beautiful and poignant images: Battle Of The Somme - 100th Anniversary. This is a fascinating read: How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front. One more, and it's both long and an excellent read: The (63rd) Royal Naval Division: Sailors in the First World War trenches.