Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday Links!

Leading off with the always strong links from C. Lee. First, it's The Long, Winding History of Rock Paper Scissors. And, in true C. Lee, fashion, a complementary article: Biodiversity May Thrive Through Games of Rock-Paper-Scissors. This is remarkable story: Meet Maya, who piloted one of Tokyo cafe’s robot waitresses. I have them on a regular basis: How the humble potato changed the world.

From Wally, and this is very clever: 50 Of The Most Evil-Looking Buildings In The World. This is both amusing and interesting: The Anglo-American Restaurant Criticism Divide. These people are astounding: The Ice Beard Surfers of Lake Superior. This is an incredible story: The invisible city: how a homeless man built a life underground. An amazing video: Kilauea's Fissure 8 Eruption - Lava Flow in Leilani Estates.

From Meg McReynolds, who traditionally sends an Iditarod link every year: Meet Quince Mountain, the Iditarod's first transgender dog musher. This is a beautifully written and powerful essay on the South: I Make Of You What I Will.

From Mark H., and this is a tremendous article (about the USS John S. McCain): Collision Course. This is entirely delightful: For Decades, Cartographers Have Been Hiding Covert Illustrations Inside of Switzerland’s Official Maps. More whimsy, fewer zombies. That's what I always say.

From Paul Adams, and this is an amazing bit of history: Meet the Liverbirds, Britain’s First Female (and Now Forgotten) Rock Band.

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