Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, and this is an incredible read, it's SUNK: How a Chinese billionaire’s dream of making an underwater fantasy blockbuster turned into a legendary movie fiasco.

From Christopher, and this is such a good read: Will somebody please give Norm Macdonald another TV show?

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is just incredible: We're One Step Closer To Proving Black Holes Evaporate.

From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating: Gettysburg’s Killing Field – 12 Remarkable Facts About Pickett’s Charge. Also, another military history piece, but on a different war: THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY: THE COMPLETE INTELLIGENCE STORY. This is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship: In a Bowl Care May Not Be. Next, and this is a great read about taxes and the Roman Empire, it's Fading Legions: The Tax Cut of Doom. This is grim but fascinating: How were Napoleonic battlefields cleaned up?

This is both bizarre and quite interesting: Hello Goodbye: The author of a best-selling abstinence manifesto is reconsidering the lessons he taught to millions.

From Wally, and this is fascinating: I Would Rather Be Herod’s Pig: The History of a Taboo: The story of how pigs became the world’s most divisive meal. This next link is a long article, but it's an excellent read: The Death of Flair: As Friday's Goes Minimalist, What Happens to the Antiques?

From Brian Witte, and this is just amazing: Zebra finch 'heat song' changes hatchling development.

From 3Suns, and this is incredible: The Blind Man Who Taught Himself to See.

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