Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Links!

From Eric Higgins-Freese, with an outstanding accompanying image: Santa’s tomb possibly found, Christmas ruined.

Here is a long and fantastic read that will absolutely blow your mind: American Hippopotamus. Seriously, you absolutely must read this one.

From Geoff Engelstein, and I had no idea it worked like this: What happens to your Steam account when you die?

From Steven Davis, and what a twenty years it's been: Cassini Burns Into Saturn, a grand finale to a 20 year mission. I linked to a different version of this previously, but this one is even better: Swiss freestyle skier’s acrobatic parkour training. This is just amazing: How Kanazawa gold leaf is made.

From C. Lee, and this is just a fantastic, funny video: Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is a game about using a sledgehammer to climb a mountain. This is a wonderful documentary: In Tune with Time Watchmaker Masahiro Kikuno. This is so touching: Hachikō.

From Wally, and I don't think I'm even surprised at this point: Statement from Atlantic Media General Counsel Aretae Wyler on Scam Using The Atlantic Names. Savage and brutal: Trench Warfare in Korea.

From Kai M, and this is an amazing story: The Story Behind an Unbelievable Photograph.

From Matt Kreuch, and this is both graphic and hilarious: The Legend of Swamp Ass and Other Tales of Football's Most Pivotal Partnership.

From Tim Hibbets, and this is a wonderful story about kindness (David Bowie alert): Masks.

From Scott Sanders, and this is terrific: Hotel Haludovo, the Original Adriatic Palace of Sin.

From Eric Higgins-Freese (he's a pair of bookends this week, apparently),  and this is fantastic: London's amazing underground infrastructure revealed in vintage cutaway maps.

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