Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 02/26/2014

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Welcome to the Wednesday Walk Around the Web, where we weave & wind through weblinks weekly. Here you may find some things that amuse, some that titillate, and the occasional link that provokes. Do you have a link you want to see featured in next week’s Wednesday Walk? Email Glenn!

  • A high-energy X-ray observatory has allowed astrophysicists to understand a little better how supernovae work.
  • If you had to sum up your first sexual experience in one safe-for-work gif, what would it be?
  • Friend of the Walk Joseph Lee would like to give you a few warnings about what may wind up in your butt. Do take care, folks.
  • Kids today are so self-centered!
  • There may be some promising developments regarding the Voynich manuscript.
  • Sleep paralysis is terrifying.
  • The composite gif of the world’s airplane flights is mesmerizing. Track the dead spot that sweeps across in the dead of night.
  • The US Medal of Honor is going to be awarded to a group of veterans passed over because of racism.
  • Check out the lovely Mountains of Kong, a mountain range that appeared in maps for more than a hundred years despite not existing. I wonder if it was another imaginary insertion to prove a map’s uniqueness that just got copied, or just shoddy work.
  • Speaking of maps, at long last you can finally see the maps of The Hobbit in Yiddish.
  • Dr. Seuss had some little-known titles for the horror hounds.
  • When you’re a photographer hired to do cast photos for a TV show, you don’t really get to connect much with any one of your subjects. Except if someone has extraordinary circumstances.
  • Next time someone tries to tell you what kinds of sexual congress are “natural,” consult some selections from the wide variety of strategies found in nature. I particularly recommend the mating rituals of the cuttlefish, the side-blotched lizard, or the spider if you and your sweetie(s?) are into that sort of thing. (Safe for work! Safe for life!)
  • Neither the Wednesday Walk Institute for Higher Linking nor the Place to Be Nation endorse burglary. Do not break, do not enter, do not burgle. But if you do anyway, and if you go through your booty and find evidence of child rape, do go ahead and drop that off for the police.
  • Newer mathematical models may demonstrate why Jupiter’s Great Red Spot hasn’t gone away.
  • RIP the letter E.
  • In the PTB Nation Link of the Week, Nick Duke’s article about his dad and Hulk Hogan is can’t-miss.

Author: Glenn Butler

Glenn is not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be. He goes forward, he goes back. The Glenn that you know, he had some second thoughts. Glenn has come back to reclaim some infinitude of silence, the unspeaking of his name. At PTBN he's most often seen walking the web, covering the Star Trek beat, and podcasting about various manifestations of life and popular culture. Find him elsewhere on the Twitter, the Instam and/or the Tumblr. Tamp 'em up solid.