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Friday Stuff

27 of the Strangest Sports You’ll Ever See.

100+ Funny Photos Taken At Unusual Angles.

The Antikythera Mechanism: Quest to Decode the Secret of the 2,000 Year Old Computer.

Excellent video — Indian Superman with subtitles.

Tactile illusions: Seven ways to fool your sense of touch.

The next Google?

Computer programmer who lost a finger in an accident replaced it with a prosthetic — with a built-in USB drive.

Where does consciousness come from?

BBC: Wizard of Oz as an economic parable.

Flying Cars.

Ouch.

Borat star fools Alabama National Guard.

What does it feel like to freeze?

What goes on inside a computer’s brain when it plays chess.

Update on the Four Color Problem: Including cellphones, cliques, holes, anti-holes, and perfect graphs.

Pub is closed by Monty Python grenade.

24 Ridiculously Expensive Everyday Items.

Military Laser Hits Battlefield Strength.

A four-foot long giant sea worm.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, will be released on April 24.

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