Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Links!

From Wally, and I have newfound respect for Napoleon: 5 Movie-Worthy Lines Said by Real Soldiers Facing Death. This guy fascinates me: This Man Will Change the Way You Play Board Games. This is a terrific read: The Language the Government Tried to Suppress. This story will stir every conceivable emotion in you as it's read: Does Chicago hot dog king have WWII Japanese admiral’s gold tooth? This is so poignant and so very sad: In pictures: Georgia's forgotten people. This is tremendously insightful: 61 Glimpses of the Future. This is some very serious instant karma: Ouch!  This is mind-blowing: Quantum teleportation was just achieved over more than 7 km of city fibre.

From Craig Miller, and this is a great time sink: Interactive graphic: every active satellite orbiting Earth.

From C. Lee, and this is a most excellent rescue: Age no bar to rescuing a boy from almost certain death. This is such a great read: Never Underestimate the Power of a Paint Tube: Without this simple invention, impressionists such as Claude Monet wouldn’t have been able to create their works of genius. Next, and this is an excellent read, it's The Everyday Cannibals and Murderers of Los Angeles: Who needs film noir when you’ve got these insects in the City of Angels? Next, and this is stunning: Skeleton find could rewrite Roman history. This is a wild, wild story: How A Rogue 1950s Drone Fiasco Ended With 208 Rockets Fired At Southern California.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is very, very clever: The Captioned Adventures Of George Washington.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is fascinating: The Mad Hatter Logos (football related).

From Steven Davis, and this is amazing: 3D-printed Metamaterial Mechanisms. This is quite incredible: Gentry Stein - 1A Final - 1st Place - 2016 US National Yo-Yo Contest. This is a terrific read: Man v rat: could the long war soon be over?

From Nate Carpenter, and it's a great read: The Revolutionary Concept of Standard Sizes Only Dates to the 1920s: Nearly everything in your home is a certain size, thanks to German architect Ernst Neufert.

This is one hell of an obituary: The last hours of a legendary Wyoming alpinist.

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