Thursday, September 30, 2021

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from John W., a longstanding discussion finally put to rest: Should you fold or wad toilet paper? A physicist settles the discussion for good.

This is fascinating: Study confirms superior sound of Stradivari is due to how wood was treated

From Wally, and it's an even more entertaining way to get sick now: New cruise ship to feature world's first free-fall dry slide at sea and a three-level racetrack. So many unanswered questions here, but probably better not to ask any of them: A gravestone missing for almost 150 years was being used as a marble slab to make fudge. This is outstanding: Family Guy COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness PSA

From Chris Meadowcraft, and these are absolutely beautiful: Ocean Photographer of the Year 2021 winners – in pictures.

From David Gloier, and it's the deepest of all deep dives: A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea

From C. Lee, and it's terrific (This American Life): 748: The End of the World as We Know It. These are stunning: Smallest Flying Structure Ever Made Inspired By Storybooks and Seeds. Seizure laws are incredibly problematic: FBI says fortune seized in Beverly Hills raid was criminals’ loot. Owners say: Where’s the proof? This is a wonderful, happy story: How Ring Fit Adventure Transformed the Lives of Those Who Beat It.

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