Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Links! (Supplemental)

Everyone sent in this link: Rare Video Of People Actually Riding Action Park's Infamous Water Slide. Just looking at that slide is mind-blowing! Plus, Chris O. sent in this memory:
I grew up two towns over and spent a lot of time at Action Park. A friend of mine worked there during the summer, and we quickly learned that if you tied a red polo shirt around your waist and had a whistle around your neck, most of the staff would think you were an off-duty lifeguard and you could use the park for free! I worked there during the winter in high school so I could ski for free; it was nothing like the park during the summer though.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this may come in handy for some of you: EASY Pinewood Derby Car WINS using Science!!! Also, the same guy who did the Pinewood Derby video did this one: NASA Pumpkin Carving Contest- 2013.

From Michael Gilbert, and this is a tragic story: Remembering the worst ever U.S. industrial accident, 1947: 576 dead at Texas City.

Here's a silly way to end the week, from John Willcocks: 20 Jokes That Only Geeks Will Understand.

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