Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Links!

[Update: certainly, I made an entertaining link-combining mistake last night, and if the orphanage story wasn't so horrific, I would have just left it alone. ]

I'm just going to warn you that the lead story this week is horrifying to read. It's a brilliant piece of writing, but it took me several sittings to even get through it all, because it's so painful. Having said that, it's important, so here you go: We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St.  Joseph's Catholic Orphanage. 

Palate cleanser, because you'll need one. Watch for as long as needed: JUST WATCH These Cute Baby Animals.

From Wally, and it's everywhere, once you start looking: Medieval gaming board clue to lost monastery. Move over, Spruce Goose: 385 Feet Of Crazy: The Most Audacious Flying Machine Ever. I had no idea this existed: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Final Posthumous Book Is Published. This is fascinating: The Day Jobs of 10 Famous Writers.

From C. Lee, and this is an absolutely incredible story: Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up. This is just a wonderful, charming story: The girl who gets gifts from birds. I had no idea: Yes, Antarctica has a fire department. This is an excellent read: The Duke Who Loved Tunnels So Much He Was Immortalized As A Literary Badger. Filthy, filthy people: Big Tobacco’s Global Reach on Social Media.

From Brian Witte, and this is one of the most remarkable stories I've ever read (hint: it's puppets): Why Czechs Don't Speak German.

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