For those of you that are new around here, every Friday we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week around you’ll find everything from the greatest break dancing video ever to an extraordinary friendship between a woman and a Moray Eel, so get ready because this is Link25 (112) – The Moray Eel Friendship Edition.
Leonardo DiCaprio (UN Messenger of Peace) at the opening of Climate Summit 2014
The Truth About the Origin of the Potato Chip
The prevailing story of the origin of the potato chip starts in Saratoga Springs, New York, a historically affluent and resort community. It was 1853, eight years before the beginning of the Civil War. Known for its mineral springs and their supposed rejuvenation properties, Saratoga Springs had […]
#imEnough - All-female band, The Mrs., changes the way women look in the mirror.
One legged guy break dancing
What Happens When You Stop Testing and Start Teaching
While Florida wasted students’ time with computer testing, my kindergarteners weren’t learning how to write the alphabet
Last year, as I watched a trial run of an online test my five-year-old was taking, the decades-old earphones slipped down her head. She fumbled at the mouse in front of the computer, then clicked […]
This Is the Secret to Bill Clinton’s Charisma [Video Breakdown]
If you met Bill Clinton you would be spellbound, no matter your politics.
People often comment that they feel like the most important person in the room when Clinton speaks to them, even if the encounter only lasts 15 seconds.
Even Newt Gingrich, Clinton’s political arch-rival, said that Bill was “one of the most charming and effective people I’ve ever negotiated with.”
One of Bill Clinton’s most potent tools in his charismatic arsenal is his […]
TATTOOING Close Up (in Slow Motion)
Friendship with the Spotted Moray Eel
No, You’re Not On Drugs: Colombia’s River Of Five Colors Is Real
Deep in the isolated mountain range of Serranía de la Macarena, Colombia is the river Caño Cristales. For nearly half the year, there is nothing remarkable at all about this particular river, but from July through […]
Waltz On The Walls Of City Hall
"Apis Mellifera: Honey Bee" a high-speed short
Minas Tirith Made From 420,000 Matchsticks
Minas Tirith (aka the White City and City of the Kings) is the capital of Gondor, a fictional city and castle from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.
Completed in 2010 after three years of work, artist Pat Acton recreated the famed city using 420,000 meticulously placed matchsticks and a lot of glue. He used an additional 24,000 small wooden blocks to construct […]
Gorgeous Time lapse of Death Valley
The great gay Facebook exodus begins
A little known independent social network might be having its big moment. As the debate around Facebook’s naming policy rages on, a growing swath of Facebook users appear to be jumping ship into a smaller, social lifeboat of sorts. It’s invite-only, anti-ads, and it’s called Ello.
Short of Google+—distrusted by many thanks to a similar recently reversed “real name” policy—no single social network could […]