Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Links!

From Sirius, a fascinating article about extinction-- and water fleas. Also, and these are amazing, it's Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns. Next, it's the 2010 World Yo-yo champion, and holy cow, this guy is amazing. Finally, and this is an incredibly strange phenomenon--an ant death spiral.

Here's another entirely wonderful illustrated story based on Dwarf Fortress, and this time, it's Oilfurnace (thanks Sebastian Mankowski).

This is an absolutely stunning series of pictures from atomic bomb tests.

From Frank Regan, and this is outstanding video, it's rebuild a Jeep in under four minutes.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, the Bollywood version of a Robert Rodriguez movie, and it's absolutely hilarious.

From Chris Karalus, a short video about a man who reinvented his life--by unicycling.

From Hogie Chang, the trials and tribulations of a game store owner, told in entirely entertaining fashion: Acts of Gord.

From Matthew Teets, a story about an angler who likes to catch lots of fish--in this case, over 1000 different species and counting.

From Logan Griffall, and this is a fantastic mash-up, it's Inceptionauts (Psychonauts meets Inception).

From Dib O, some truly remarkable, previously unpublished images of the Lascaux cave paintings.

This is, unquestionably, the greatest studio portrait ever taken.

From Ryan Brandt, a video with some of the most spectacular driving you'll ever see: Gymkhana Three, Part 2.

Jeremy Fisher sent me a series of game series "retrospectives" from Game Trailers, and they're just tremendous. You could blow your entire morning just watching these, so here they are: Star Wars Retrospective, Final Fantasy Retrospective, Warcraft Retrospective, Legend of Zelda Retrospective, and Metroid Retrospective.

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