Friday Fun Links 3/23/12
It’s Friday and you know what that means! Hopefully your bracket is still looking strong; mine certainly isn’t. I’ll be cheering for underdogs the rest of the way. Who will be this year’s George Mason or VCU?
This Sunday marks the return of the hit television show, Mad Men … its first episode in 17 months! In honor of the long-awaited season five premiere, Newsweek ran a special issue with all of their advertisements designed in a retro vibe. The Allstate and Dunkin’ Donuts ads are my favorites. And if you’re planning on watching the two-hour premiere, but are a bit foggy on what happened in season four, here’s a recap for you!
American novelist, Dennis Cooper, recently penned a fascinating piece on 12 theme rides and parks that were too expensive for reality. Everything from Bible Storyland to a floating S.S. Disney cruise ship were once dreamed up as possible family vacation destinations.
Perhaps one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time, a recently found clue may lead to the answer of what happened to Amelia Earhart. A photo shows what appears to be a part of Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane sticking out of the water near Nikumaroro island in the Pacific Ocean … the same island where bone fragments and other evidence has been found that possibly links to Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. Of course there are plenty of other theories regarding Earhart’s disappearance, too.
For one inventor, eight months of hard work and research has payed off. Jarno Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, hoped to design a pair of wings that would allow him to fly like a bird. Last week, Jarno’s human birdwings experiment literally and figuratively took flight.