Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday Links!

From Steven Davis, and I had no idea these even existed: Jim Henson's Wilkins Coffee Commercials.

From DQ VB.Net Advisor And Renaissance Man Garret Rempel, and this is a bizarre story: The million-dollar drug.

From Wally, and this is fantastic: The First Film Version of Frankenstein, Newly Restored! This is cleverly done: How to ride a sidecar motorbike. This is surprisingly interesting: Wargame Metrics – A Look Inside the Numbers for Grant’s Wargame Collection. This is hilarious (to me, at least): Rise of the 'vegetable butcher' as Brits want their veg expertly chopped.

From C. Lee, and this is an excellent read: The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold The Key To True AI. We are less for his passing: William Goldman: What to Read by (and About) the Legendary Screenwriter. An eloquent defense: In Defense of Puns. This is fascinating: Eau de Nil, the Light-Green Color of Egypt-Obsessed Europe. This is quite brilliant, really: Before Envelopes, People Protected Messages With Letterlocking.

From Shane, and it's brilliant: I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.

From Meg McReynolds, and it's one of the greatest pranks in history: The day MIT won the Harvard-Yale game.

From Eric Lundquist, and these are tremendous: The unbridled joy of dogs catching treats.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and it's thought-provoking: If Everyone On Earth Lived As Densely As In Mumbai, Here's How Much Space We'd Need.

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