Are you ready? It’s been an entire week since our last Link25 and we know you’ve been eagerly anticipating this moment. As always we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. This week features everything from Jared Fogle’s sentence to a remarkable face transplant. So be sure not to miss this week’s Link25 (166) – The Face Transplant Edition.
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26-Hour Face Transplant Made Possible with 3D Printing
One fateful night back in 2001, a former volunteer firefighter from Mississippi named Patrick Hardison bravely entered a burning home seeking to rescue anyone who might be stuck inside. When the burning house collapsed upon Hardison, he was left with critical injuries that completely disfigured his facial features, leaving him (Click on the title to read the full article).
What if you were swallowed by a whale? - Zoo La La (Ep 43) - Earth Unplugged
This Short Animation Will Change Your Perspective On Time
The length of time Earth has been around can be truly mind-boggling (let’s not even get into the universe’s scale of time). To help fathom the immense age of Earth and the comparatively meagre time span of human history, Business Insider has created this video.
It represents the timeline of Earth’s existence with a 3,942 kilometer (2,450 mile) coast-to-coast journey across America from (Click on the title to read the full article).
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) and the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia
You Have To See The Brilliant Way This Special Ed Teacher Starts Class Every Day
Chris Ulmer first caught our attention earlier this year when he launched “Special Books by Special Kids,” a program that will allow students in his special education class to publish their stories in a book.
Ulmer, 26, who teaches at Keystone Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, posted a Facebook video on Sunday showing exactly what goes on in his classroom. The kicker? He spends… (click on the title to read the full article)
Jared Fogle Sentencing: Live Online Coverage, Updates and Full Sentencing Details
After pleading guilty in August to traveling to have sex with minors and possessing child pornography, former Subway sandwich chain spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15.6 years in prison on Thursday in Indianapolis federal court. The more than four hour hearing began (Click on the title to read the full article)
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My parents perfect reaction to our baby announcement!
At least 20 hostages dead in siege of hotel in Mali, official says
BAMAKO, Mali — Security forces swept through a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital on Friday, freeing hostages and surrounding militants who killed at least 20 people in the latest bloodshed apparently linked to the country’s battles against Islamist insurgents.
Mali’s security minister, Col. Salif Traore, said all hostages were safe after gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu hotel, sending some of the 170 staff (Click on the title to read the full article)
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You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie
KATHLEEN KENNEDY HAS heard a lot of movie pitches. For decades she worked with Steven Spielberg, producing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, the Jurassic Park series. You get the picture. So it probably wasn’t a surprise—it was cool, even—when, right after Kennedy took over as head of Lucasfilm, the company George Lucas founded to make Star Wars, John Knoll walked into her office.
Knoll is not nothing, either. He’s the chief creative officer at Lucasfilm; he did the visual effects on the Star Wars “special editions” of the 1990s and a couple of Star Trek movies, among others. Along the way he (Click the title to read the full article)
Einstein’s First Proof
On November 26, 1949, Albert Einstein published an essay in the Saturday Review of Literature in which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood. The first involved a compass that his father showed him when he was four or five (Click on the title to read the full article).
How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution
For the microbiologist Justin Sonnenburg, that career-defining moment—the discovery that changed the trajectory of his research, inspiring him to study how diet and native microbes shape our risk for disease—came from a village in the African hinterlands.
A group of Italian microbiologists had compared the intestinal microbes of young villagers in Burkina Faso with those of children in Florence, Italy. The villagers, who subsisted on a (Click on the title to read the full article).
English is not normal
English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is its spelling, which is indeed a nightmare. In countries where English isn’t spoken, there is no such thing as a ‘spelling bee’ competition. For a normal language, spelling at least pretends a (Click the title to read the full article)
Weird natural phenomenon in Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter desert
Meet Mr Trash Wheel, the Hero Cleaning Up Baltimore’s Harbor
Since May 9, 2014, Mr. Trash Wheel has removed over: 6.76 million cigarette butts, 200,000 plastic bottles, 255,000 Styrofoam containers, 113,000 grocery bags, 173,000 chip bags and 4,000 glass bottles from the Baltimore Harbor.
Powered by the sun’s rays and the river’s current, Mr. Trash Wheel is simply (Click on the title to read the full article)
Guy sings duet with dog while driving. (Cutest thing ever).
Little girl is totally excited to see Santa, and it's adorable!
This is how often happy couples have sex
How much sex is enough? It’s not uncommon for couples to worry they’re falling short of a mythical standard for how much sex they should be having. Despite the belief that more is always better, though, a new study has a surprising conclusion about (Click the title to read the full article).
The Power of Ten
Hiker Discovers Puppies Trapped In Aquarium That Was Cemented Shut
A hiker in Mississippi discovered a horrifying sight – two puppies trapped in an aquarium. The idea that someone would shut two dogs in a glass cage is terrifying, but sadly, the story gets worse. The aquarium lid wasn’t (Click on the title to read the full article).