Friday Links!Welcome to a highly compressed edition of Friday Links.
From Steven Davis, and this is terrific: A Chair Fit for Dancing. Also, and this is quite incredible, it's Smart Coatings: On Land and Sea. Here's the utterly droll link of the week: A Collaborative Duo Pokes Fun at Plein Air Painting Through Photographic Series. Next, and this is quite awesome, it's 8 Things You Might Not Know About Vowels.
From Wally, a military analysis of The Battle of Pelenor Fields in Lord of the Rings. Next, and I've had thousands of these, it's “FOR SCIENCE!”: EATING DORITOS ROULETTE. Next, and these are always amazing, it's Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2016. This is an utterly delightful commercial: John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016 - #BusterTheBoxer. This is a very, very interesting read: Video Games Are Boring. Incredible: The Disastrous Cordon Sanitaire Used on Honolulu's Chinatown in 1900. So awful and so wonderful, and we can use the comedy relief right now: A HA - TAKE ON ME - SHITTYFLUTED. One more, and it's entirely stunning: We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.
From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: What Tickling Giggly Rats Can Tell Us About the Brain. Next, and this is a terrific read, it's Why the Avocado Should Have Gone the Way of the Dodo. Next, and maybe potatoes belong in Australia, it's Horrific Tales of Potatoes That Caused Mass Sickness and Even Death.