Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, and it's an absolutely fantastic read (thanks, C. Lee): Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel.

This is such a remarkable and touching story: Father Who Quietly Maintained A Memorial To His Son For 12 Years Gets Permanent Tribute From Property Owner.

From Tim Lesnick, and these are amazing videos (now declassified):  LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests.  Also, and boy, was anything we learned in American History actually real?  It wasn't just Greece: Archaeologists find early democratic societies in the Americas.

From Wally, and I'm posting this entirely for the baby throwing money .GIF, which is a total classic: 5 Reasons Why Tabletop Gaming Is The Best Mid-Life Crisis You Can Have. Grammar nerd alert: A missing comma keeps Oakhurst Dairy labor lawsuit alive. Even more grammar nerdness: Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly.

From C. Lee, and this is very, very useful: Informed Patient? Don’t Bet On It. These are very, very striking: Beautiful ukiyo-e tarot cards are East-meets-West in more ways than one. This is an excellent read: Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50. This is quite funny, unless your name is Kevin: Why it's hard to be a Kevin in France. This is fascinating: The real reasons why childbirth is so painful and dangerous. This is quite interesting as well: The hidden strengths of unloved concrete.

From Tim Jones, and these images are extraordinary: Extraordinary colourised images bring to life the horrors facing French soldiers during the First World War.

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