Friday Links!From Guy Byars, and this is an incredibly compelling piece of journalism: Aberfan The mistake that cost a village its children.
From C. Lee, and this is an extremely thought-provoking article: In one corner of the law, minorities and women are often valued less. I always wondered how this worked: How security flaws work: SQL injection. This is provocative: Why the Industrial Revolution didn’t happen in China. This is utterly mind-blowing: Did the Greeks Help Sculpt China's Terra Cotta Warriors?
From Chris Meadowcroft, an architectural marvel: Marvelous 360 degree ring of Pringles.
From Wally, and I need to learn how to pronounce this word: Aimlessly--Scandinavia and the World. Next, and this is an entirely wonderful story, it's 70-Year-Olds Play D&D for the First Time (and Love it). This is a beastly RC plane: ULTRA FAST RC PULSE JET - ONBOARD CAMS - WESTON PARK - 2016. There are some gems in here: 21 Of The Most Pointless Things You’ve Ever Seen.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this article is both fascinating and funny: Bats Are the Most Fascinating, Bizarre, Generous, Sexy Beasts.
From Steven Davis, and this is just great: H.G. Wells Hid a Sick Burn Inside The War of the Worlds. Next, and this is incredible (in a bad way): The Flying Crowbar: The Insane Doomsday Weapon America Almost Built.
From Mark Lahren, and this is fabulous: GTA 5 - Grandma Plays GTA.
From Craig Miller, a lifetime Cubs fan ( articles before and after game 7): The Indians and Cubs will play the cruelest World Series Game 7 ever and The Cubs finally won the World Series, and it took one of the best baseball games ever to do it.
Here's one I found today as well, and it's very touching: This One's For All The Cubs Fans Who Didn't Live Long Enough To See It.