Tuesday Links

by Debby Witt

Ten things that have “rained” from the sky.

How did music begin?

The ten best fictional laboratories, ranked.

Excellent gallery: photographs of disasters that occurred before 1920.

What if I jumped out of an airplane with a couple of tanks of helium and one huge, uninflated balloon? Then, while falling, I release the helium and fill the balloon?

The Beatles’ Hey Jude as a flowchart.