Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from J.R. Parnell, and you will simply not believe this: Please don't watch this video of 2 Russians climbing the world's second-tallest building.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is an incredible story: Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919: How One of America’s Strangest Tragedies Happened. Also, and this was the setting for a show on Nickelodeon that Eli used to like, it's Fort Boyard, the Useless “Stone Vessel”.

From Tim Steffes, and this is tremendously impressive: Blind Card Shark Masterfully Cheats Like No Other.

From James Prendergast, and these little guys are big, big trouble: Crazy ants take on fire ants and win.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is just genius. As someone who's taken the opposite course and seen every Super Bowl, trying to be the last person to find out who won the Super Bowl sounds like all kinds of fun: Last Man Live. One more, and it's a terrific profile on the dean of Finnish goaltending: The Oracle of Ice Hockey: How a 70-year-old Finnish goalie coach is transforming a global sport.

From Sirius, and this is just fantastic: Paralyzed woman walks again with 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton.

From Marc Klein, and this is fascinating: Carry on camping - can a week under canvas reset our body clocks?

From DQ reader My Wife, and this is very cool: This is What Happens When Youths Swap Clothes with their Elders.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is absolutely hilarious: Sir David Attenborough's describes Olympic curling.

From Roger Robar, and this is terrific: Mousetrap Fission.

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