Monday links

by debbywitt

Spring is here – this year’s vernal equinox was on Monday, March 20th at 6:29 a.m. EDT. Here’s Vivaldi, science, myths, “spring spheres” and more.

How Movie Effects Were Done in the Silent Film Era.

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years.

Blowing up a watermelon with 20,000 volts of electricity, in slow motion.

17 ridiculous ’smart’ gadgets that really exist.

A gallery of vintage armored cars.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include a map of New York’s earliest skyscrapers, dozens of nuclear test videos that have been declassified and uploaded to YouTube, forged art that fooled the Metropolitan Museum for decades, and lots of information on Saint Patrick. 

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