Links That Illustrate: February 4, 2013
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Germany's "Wolf Man," Asteroid Mining, the Coldest Village on Earth, and More.
Links that Illustrate represent the best "preachable" stories that the web has to offer, served up fresh and ready for you to help yourself. How would you preach these news items?
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Science fiction becomes science fact as a new venture plans to mine asteroids as soon as 2015. What we once thought was impossible is now becoming a business plan. What thinking does this prompt about our limitations or our sense of the "normal"?
Think you have a cash flow hiccup? Sometimes countries feel your pain. Zimbabwe had $217 dollars in the bank last week.
It's been chilly in much of the US lately, but we have NOTHING on this. Welcome to the coldest village on earth.
Fulfilling our fondest stereotypes of the Emerald Isle, Ireland's County Kerry will soon be issuing drunk driving permits. Why? Because everyone's depressed, and need a little social interaction with their tipple.
This man is legend in the world of academic dishonesty. Oh, the heights some will climb to to bilk the system.
"If only they would listen to me." Use this handy graph to see how capable you are of fixing all the problems of the world. (If you use this as a sermon graphic you will need to revise a few words.) What does this say about our life stages and sense of efficacy?
For 40 years, this Russian family was cut off from all contact with the outside world. They were not aware of WWII, and could barely speak intelligibly. Lots here on isolation, religious separatism, and good intentions gone wrong.
This incredible marriage proposal shut down an LA freeway. A good reminder that love sometimes calls for outrageous actions.
This is an amazing image of incarnation. "The Wolf Man." Lots to think about here related to how God's communication with us happen on our terms, in ways that we can understand. (Warning, some graphic images of dead animals.)
These middle aged men have been playing a game of tag for 23 years. Persistence, friendship, creativity. Oh, and fun. You're it.
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