Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Links!

No, they've not been postponed so that I could return to Washington to mediate a solution to the current financial crisis. Let's go!

From Andrew B, a link to a real treasure: full scans of Hostess ads from the 1970's that ran in comic books.

From just about everyone, a link to the Corpus Clock, designed by Stephen Hawking. It's bizarre, and here's a video of how the clock works.

From Vahur Teller, a link to an absolutely wonderful video: sticky notes. This is from the same guys who brought you the infamous Diet Cokes and Mentos experiment. Also from Vahur, a link to some bizarre and disturbing vintage Marlboro ads. Oh, and fancy seeing a video of an 1100 barrel paintball gun creating the image of Mona Lisa in less than a second? If so, then today is your day (awesomeness begins around the 1:40 mark).

I've mentioned Fantasybookspot several times in the past, and Damon Caporaso let me know that they've recently changed their name to Bookspot Central.

Sirius sends in a link to a story happening in Crazytown:
India has become the first country to convict someone of a crime relying on evidence from this controversial machine: a brain scanner that produces images of the human mind in action and is said to reveal signs that a suspect remembers details of the crime in question.

No peer review of this device has taken place, of course. Hey, it's with hunting but with electronic devices!

Also from Sirius, a link to an article about the discovery of a new Mozart piece.

Here's something fun to do (thanks to Jarod): test your color I.Q. I scored a four. Also, something that is going to the top of Eli 7.1's Christmas list: the fun fly stick. Then, the hat trick for Jarod with a link to a fantastic video of visible magnetic fields.

From the Edwin Garcia Links Machine, a link to a LEGO aircraft carrier. Here's a funny excerpt from the article:
..despite "lots of arguments at home" he somehow succeeded.

From Nate Carpenter, a link to an article about the discovery of a 650 million year-old reef--in the Australian outback.

From Scott Ray, a link to some amazing pictures of Hurricane Ike.

From Ben Younkins (via Shawn Elliot's Twitter feed), a link to photos of an abandoned Russian coastline defense battery. And at the same site, take a look at an abandoned horror.

From Jesse Leimkuehler, a link to a spectacular image showing evidence of an object or objects colliding with Saturn's F-ring. Also, a picture taken from the Hubble of a large Magellanic cloud.

Here's a very cool idea--showing 24 hours of world air traffic (click on the "air traffic worldwide" link).

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