It’s Friday and you know what that means. Only a few more hours of “work” before you can leave all the important things you were pretending to do for Monday. And as usual we are to assist you in your procrastination with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So whether you want to jam out with Barack Obama as he serenades the nation to Carly Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” or play zombie pranks on people in Miami (for your own safety we do not recommend this), Link25 (009) – The Lazy Walrus Edition is sure to have something for you.
Last month, Reddit user VampireElf started an amazing thread asking users to submit their favourite little known Easter Eggs on websites around the globe. Some 4406 comments later, and a treasure trove of Internet nuggets were left for others to discover. For the uninitiated, a virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke, or feature in a work such as a computer program, web page, video game, movie, book, or crossword. [...]
It’s universally understood that college is an expensive place, and there’s no easy way of escaping graduation without incurring some amount of debt. The real question is, “just how much?” When you talk to people about their student loans, it’s not uncommon to hear them bragging about only owing $10,000 – which isn’t too bad [...]
Being born with weaker organs than others is a bummer, and the thought of losing your life because you weren’t able to get an organ transplant is even more disheartening. Organ donation rates have increased considerably over the years as awareness of donor programs has grown, yet nearly 20 Americans die each day while waiting for a transplant. [...]
When we think of honey, we don’t think of scaling a cliff with giant bees to get it. These images tell the photographic story, shot by Eric Valli, of the Himalayan Gurung men of Nepal harvesting honey. The images, shot in 1987, are so modern for being an almost 25 year old shoot and while the unbelievable nature of the photos make it hard to believe that they are not staged, they simultaneously have an intimate feeling that is so natural and real.[...]
This rare and remarkable phenomenon only happens when the sun rises farther to the south as Winter solstice approaches. At the right place and time, Mount Rainier blocks rays of morning sunlight, casting a shadow like you see above. When the cloud coverage is just right, you get this incredible scene, wonderfully shot by Komo News contributor, Nick Lippert. [...]