Friday Links!An Internet legend recently passed away: An Internet Dog Chef Goes to Heaven. Also: Scientists think this is where your consciousness lives.
From Frank Regan, and man, you have to watch this: This Planet Earth 2 iguana vs. snake scene plays out like a chase from The Bourne Identity.
From Steven Davis, and this is terrific: How Jon Stewart Took Over The Daily Show and Revolutionized Late-Night TV: An Oral History. Next, and this is insane, it's Smartphone Cheating Device Can Read a Full Deck of Cards. This is just fantastic: A Formula One Pit Stop Explained. This is tremendously clever: New Futuristic Prototype Replaces Stairs and Elevators for ‘Vertical Walking’. Indeed: The Curious Have Won Theo Epstein overcame 108 years of history to build a championship team in Chicago. In the process, he ended baseball’s long-running analytics war by proving that an objective, data-driven approach can change the game. This is tremendously interesting: Why I’d Rather Cuddle with a Shark than a Kissing Bug. I appreciate people who do good work with their money: Mapping the End of Malaria.
From Paul Adams, and this is a great read: Letter to My Younger Self.
From Wally, and this is fascinating: Louis Riel. I had no idea: Why Japan is Obsessed with Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas. Badass Vehicle Of the Week: Bulletproof BMW Used to Rescue Dozens During ISIS Attack.
From C. Lee, and this is a wonderful retrospective: 1982-1987 - The Birth of Japanese RPGs, re-told in 15 Games. This is fascinating: When Copy and Paste Reigned in the Age of Scrapbooking. I've encountered a few of these: 4 Common Buttons That Probably Don't Even Work.