Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Links!

From Christopher Scott, and this is a fascinating read: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria.

From Tim Lesnick, and man, this is just incredible: Brain Mapping Tech Inflates Tissue 20x to Reveal Remarkable Detail.

From Dan Willhite, and this is substantial: Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense.

From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating; How the British Library Digitized One of the World’s Largest Books. Next, and I had no idea that awesome manhole covers were a thing, it's Manhole Covers: Drainspotting Adventure & Factory Tour ★ ONLY in JAPAN. This is both quite funny and strangely mesmerizing: Tire ski jump. This is remarkable: India Is Winning Its War on Human Waste.

From Meg McReynolds, and AC/DC really sounds tremendous on bagpipes: Bagpipes AC/DC "Thunderstruck" with flames Bad Piper.

From Wally, and it's a Maine lobster roll red alert: Get used to paying $20-plus for a lobster roll. Next, and odd WWII stories never seem to run out, it's The Mysterious Case of the Radioactive Toothpaste. I had no idea: The man who salvaged Hitler's toilet: Vast collection of Nazi and military memorabilia used in Hollywood blockbusters. This is  remarkable: Effective guardrail is effective.

From C. Lee, and this is so witty: Why the 'I Hate to Cook Book' Stands the Test of Time. Intriguing: Why Do We Eat Eggs for Breakfast, Anyway? Informative: What All of the "Cage-Free" Stuff on Egg Cartons REALLY Means. This is both interesting and amusing: How Tube Stations Got Their Unusual Nicknames. This is an excellent read: The Greatest Music Teacher Who Ever Lived. This is very cool: The History Of The Pocket Knife. I'd never heard of this before: The History of Maldon Salt, the Stuff You Already Put on Everything.

Finishing off the week, from Brian Brown, and it's fascinating: A 750-Year-Old Secret: See How Soy Sauce Is Still Made Today.

Site Meter