Friday Links!From Wally, and it was an infamous "chicken ranch": Closing Down La Grange. Next, and this is a fascinating investigation of cause: Tay Bridge disaster. This must be one of the most prolific authors in history: John Creasey. Next, and this is entirely brilliant, it's Landlord installs Faraday cage to block phone signals because social media is ruining British pubs. This is fascinating: Researchers learn about wire-fraud scam after Nigerian scammers infect themselves with their own malware. Oh, and if you're in the L.A. area, this sounds incredible: Like monsters? You'll love the Guillermo Del Toro exhibit at LA County Museum. You won't see anything at first in this next link, but trust me, just keep zooming out one step at a time: Polka Dot Land.
A slew of excellent links from C. Lee. Leading off, and this is intriguing: Nature Videos Make Prisoners Less Violent. Next, and this is fascinating, it's Spider Colonies are Cooperating Themselves to Death. Next, and this looks like fun, it's NASA just released an addictive Mars Rover game. Have a look at how different the Harry Potter book covers were in different countries: Harry Potter Book Covers.
From Steven Davis, an argument for the humble washing machine as the greatest invention of the Industrial Revolution: The magic washing machine. Here is an absolutely amazing look at a pivotal moment in American history: A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg. Next, and this is one of the craziest war stories I've ever read, it's THE LOST BATTALION: HOW A PIGEON SAVED 200 LIVES IN WW1.
From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is both bizarre and wonderful: Salvador Dalí's Long Lost Collaboration With Walt Disney Will Take Your Breath Away.