Thursday, June 23, 2022

Friday Links!

A long week, but the weekend's here.

Leading off, a deeply touching story: A Round to Remember: how virtual reality helped us connect with Dad before his death.

From Wally, and it's spectacularly pointless but wildly entertaining: The Swish Machine: 70 Step Basketball Trickshot (Rube Goldberg Machine). This is a terrific read: ‘There was practically a riot at King’s Cross’: an oral history of Harry Potter at 25

From C. Lee, and for all of us writers, this is well worth paying attention to: Reasonable Agreement: On the Crapification of Literary Contracts. This is completely fascinating: The Invisible Threat Beneath Cameroon’s Deadly Lake Nyos. Amazing: Ancient DNA solves mystery over origin of medieval Black Death. A terrific read: An Early Run-In With Censors Led Rod Serling to ‘The Twilight Zone’. A nearly forgotten bit of history: Feudal Lords On Yankee Soil. An excellent bit of data: Mapping the Migration of the World’s Millionaires. Unbelievable, and also, hard pass: Getting Dressed in 1500s Florence, Italy.

From John W., and both links are amazing: your mind will collapse if you try to imagine this | UNIVERSE SIZE COMPARISON and TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time (4K)

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