Friday Links!From Matt Sbonik, and this is an amazing story: Harold Hayes, Survivor of Secret World War II Odyssey, Dies at 94.
From Wally, and this is an excellent read: Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet. This is an absolutely fascinating article: How Irish Falconry Changed Language: The language of 16th-century falconry entered the colloquial thanks in part to one amateur falconer: William Shakespeare.. This next link is the first in a ten-part series, and it's all worth reading: A history of the Amiga, part 1: Genesis.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, and this is terrific: The Long Ride For The First American Team To Race The Tour Of Iran.
From C. Lee, and this is excellent: One country, two systems: The coexistence of pinyin and Chinese characters highlights the role of emotion in language decisions.
From Steven Davis, and this is remarkable: Cool Nailmaking Video from Austria. Next, and this is fascinating, it's Praxinoscopes. Next, a video of the "world's premier ivory carver": David Warther Carvings Museum. This is a remarkable story: The Irish Novel That Seduced the USSR.
This is from Tim Lesnick, and it's totally stunning: Scientists Create 3D Printer That Uses Bio Inks To Construct Living Human Skin.
This is a terrific story: Rescued elephants get giant knitted sweaters. Also, this is fantastic: No urban legend: Our rooftops are collecting stardust.