Friday, October 05, 2018

Friday Links!

Leading off, here is a wonderful short film: Hand-Pulled Noodle School.

This is a fascinating read: Strands of hair shed light on doomed 19th-century Arctic expedition. So is this: What 61,000 hidden structures reveal about Maya civilization.

From Tim Lesnick, and it's miracle any of us are still here: Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77.

Multiple links from Scott Sanders. First, in case you're curious, it's the Fall Foliage Prediction Map from the U.S. Parks Service (Michigan: patchy). Ah, The Onion: Mr. Autumn Man Walking Down Street With Cup Of Coffee, Wearing Sweater Over Plaid Collared Shirt. Here's the McSweeney's version, and it is 100% NSFW (language, and lots of it): It's Decorative Gourd Season, Mf-ers.

From Ken Piper, and go get your damn flu shot: CDC: 80,000 People Died From Flu Last Season (that's the worst in forty years). Also, and I'd probably fail this, it's Guess Which Single Word Will Convince Other Humans You're Not a Robot.

From Wally, and I never get tired of Rube Goldberg machines: Brilliant Rube Goldberg - Keep the blue marble in play. Also, and I'm definitely not Welsh, it's Why Wales is Known as 'The Land of Song'.

From Brian Witte, and this is fascinating: He Got Schizophrenia. He Got Cancer. And Then He Got Cured.

From Steven Davis, and this is excellent: The Sordid Truth behind Degas’s Ballet Dancers.

Ending this week, C. Lee with always stellar links. By the time you finish this story, you will be full of white-hot rage: A Surgeon So Bad It Was Criminal. Tip of the iceberg: GM tracked radio listening habits for 3 months to better target in-car advertising. Well, this is something, all right: Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires.

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