Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday Links!

Starting off this week, some of the most spectacular and beautiful HDR images I've ever seen: Stuck In Customs.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a terrific read, an article about the assassination of high-ranking Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh: The Dubai Job.

From Sirius, and this is a remarkable piece of work: a (complex) map of American dialects.

From JL, and these are amazing videos (Tufte-esque, but quite possibly even better)--first, it's Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes, then have a look at Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset .

From Kevin W, a stop-motion video using Legos: The Brick Thief.

From Brian Witte, and this is a fascinating story, it's Archaeologists to probe Sherwood Forest's 'Thing'. What are they talking about? This:
A 'Thing', or open-air meeting place where Vikings gathered to discuss the law, was discovered in the Birklands, Sherwood Forest, five years ago.

From John D'Angelo, and this is a spectacular image: awesome solar eclipse picture.

A chilling link from Sean, and one of the strangest stories ever: Filippino politician captures his killer on camera.

From Sebastian Mankowski, and this is excellent, it's 8-Bit Holiday.

From Jeremy Fischer, continuing the theme (and this is fantastic), it's 8-bit console-inspired car.

From Michael M., and it's a very funny bit of history, it's Wanted Oats, He Got Cats. Hint: spelling is important.

Here's a nice ending for the week: a homeless man with the greatest radio voice in history (I'm not exaggerating) lands a job with the Cleveland Cavaliers and gets a house to boot. The original video is at the bottom of the story, and trust me, it's shocking.

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