Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from David Gloier, a link to a fascinating BBC documentary on the story of the VOX amplifier.

From Taylor Materna, and this is a fascinating read: Gangs and Politicians in Chicago: An Unholy Alliance.

A stunning link from Jim Moss: These Are the Earliest Human Paintings Ever.

From Griffin Cheng, an interesting article on how the 3DS chat program SwapNote was turned into an old-school RPG.

Much to my surprise, Jack White is putting out a solo album, and Frank Regan sent in a link to Love Interruption, which is the first song released.

From Sirius, and this is quite amazing: Over 23% of All Goods Created Since 1AD Were Made Between 2001 and 2010. Also, a link to story on the passing of Roger Boisjoly: Engineer tried to halt Challenger launch. One more, and you've never seen this before: No Explanation for Pennsylvania's Purple Squirrel.

From Andrew Martin, and this is the goriest Lego film I've ever seen (and very well-done to boot): Captain America slaughters Nazis in this bloody Lego flick.

From Greg V, and this is entirely mind-blowing: ArcAttack performs a Tesla Coil version of Iron Man by Black´╗┐ Sabbath with a Faraday Guitar.

From our friend Emily, and this is absolutely insane: Extreme Paragliding Skiing.

From David Byron, and this is nothing short of astonishing: Entire genome of extinct human decoded from fossil.

From DQ Reader My Wife, a challenging unicycle ride.

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