Friday Links

Who watches the watchmakers?

At NASA’s request, a master watchmaker handcrafts mechanical watches that run on Mars time.

As you can see, this symbol for a minnow laying an egg?

So apparently this is a thing: metal clay. You mold it into whatever shape you want, just like regular clay. Then you fire it, burning away the clay, leaving only pure metal. The world’s total net sweetness is increasing by the hour.


xkcd presents thoughtful analysis of human nature, via crazy straws.


Two Guys and Guy brings the funny this week with a quantum flux joke. Oh, alternate timeline humor! Classic.

Do not fall into the sin of envy for my sweet, sweet beard.

SMBC tells us where butts come from.

Hope you do something fun this weekend. See you Monday!

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