Friday links

by Debby Witt

Smithsonian: The Coolest Science of 2013, in GIFs. Related: Bugs That Live Under Your Skin and Other Creepy Discoveries This Year.

Pig Man and Chicken Woman: Lifelike Sculptures of Animal/Human Hybrids.

Spectacular Photos of Frozen Bubbles.

Infographic: How To Make Your Own Lightsaber.

Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Castrate a Hippo.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Donald Duck’s Car.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here.