Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Links!

From George Paci, and this is quite epic: a history of Victorian body snatching. It's a weird and entirely surreal story. Also, an amusing story about the tradition of wearing pajamas in Shanghai.

From Phil Honeywell, and this is entirely fantastic: a short film about great microbiologists, done with LEGOs.

From Andrew B, a link to a product that was decades ahead of its time: the Puma RS Computer Shoe Pedometers.

From Matt Haney, a link to unicylists that redefine extreme: Divide By One.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, the story of one of the most remarkable guns in history. Follow its travels. Next, and these are absolutely amazing, a collection of images: the early 1900s in color.

From Meg McReynolds, it's the geek alphabet.

From hippo, an invention that is either brilliant or a copy of existing technology, depending on who you believe: Steve Durnin's D-Drive.

From Sirius, and this is quite interesting: Early Birds’ Wings Probably Didn’t Flap.

From my boss, a tremendous story about Haw Par Villa, built by the brothers who invented Tiger Balm, believe it or not. It's one of the most bizarre and fantastic structures ever built.

From Jason Woolf, a link to videos of the annual clearing of Beartooth Highway Pass, a Montana road where the snow levels can be as high as 26 feet.

From Ryan Leasher, one of the greatest obituaries I've ever read: Rosa Rio, Organist From Silent Films to Soap Operas.

From Eapen Leubner, a link to a white paper on making games more accessible.

From Jean-François Boismenu, a link to Improv Everywhere's Ghostbusters tribute.

From Brad Ruminer, a surreal 1946 animated short from Russia: pint-size cyborgs dance on your piano.

From Brian Witte, and this is a great headline: Hot pursuit ninjas save Australia mugging victim.

Site Meter