Thursday, January 13, 2022

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, a story that sounds like something out of a Mel Brooks movie: A man arrested in Russia is accused of building a fake border with Finland 15 miles from the real one and charging migrants $11,000 to cross it.

From DQ Artist Fredrik Skarstedt, a fascinating story: The forgotten medieval habit of 'two sleeps'

From DQ Story Advisor and Finder of Things John Harwood, and this is a big bite: A Web Around the World, Part 1: Signals Down a Wire

From David Gloier, and it's a spectacular read: Beverly Hills Spy: How a WWII-Era James Bond Betrayed the Allies

From Wally, and I have so much fondness for the Fallout series: Fallout: A Deep Dive Into Nuka-Cola. These are excellent:If you got LEGO for Christmas, this post is for you (34 Photos). The stop-motion animation is excellent: Milk Crate

C. Lee with his weekly boatload of quality links. First, and this is a terrific read, it's In the Midst of War, He Gave the World Electrifying Fairytales. Hard pass: In Norway, Kids Slice Out Cod Tongues for Serious Money. This is a fascinating story: The Bug That Saved California. This is a fantastic Q and A: 20 Questions With a U.S. Navy Vet Who Served on a Nuclear-Powered Attack Sub. Fortunately, this isn't happening to mine: Honda Clocks Are Stuck 20 Years In The Past And There Isn't A Fix. An interesting, scrapbook-adjacent idea: Using the Weeks as a "Cultural Techo". A wonderful article about a magnificent actor: Sidney Poitier, trailblazing Hollywood icon who broke barriers for Black actors, dies at 94

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