Link25 (211) – The Angelic Edition

It’s the weekend and you know what that means…it’s time for internet debauchery. And as usual we are here to assist you in your indulgence w...

It’s the weekend and you know what that means…it’s time for internet debauchery. And as usual we are here to assist you in your indulgence with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So whether you want to know why swearing in films is so important or see the recently photographed “angel” over the 9/11 tribute lights, Link25 (211) – The Angelic Edition is sure to have something for you.


Two F-35B aircraft fly in formation over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. | Lockheed Martin photo

An F-35B just carried out a remarkable test where its sensors spotted an airborne target, sent the data to an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense site, and had the land-based outpost fire a missile to defeat the target — thereby destroying an airborne adversary without firing a single shot of its own.

This development simultaneously vindicates two of the US military’s most important developments: The F-35 and the Naval Integrated Fire Control Counterair Network (NIFC-CA).(Click on the title to read the full article)


If you want proof that humans were pretty much the same 2,400 years ago, look no further than our new favourite reclining skeleton, which advises us in ancient Greek to, “Be cheerful, enjoy your life.”

Described as a “reckless skeleton” for his YOLO-inciting philosophies, the mosaic was excavated in the Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, where the ancient Greek-Roman city of Antiocheia once thrived. It was found alongside (click on the title to read the full article).


Christian Haschek recently decided to sell a $500 Apple store gift card he’s been trying to get rid of for years on Reddit, which in hindsight, probably wasn’t the best idea. Shortly after posting his thread, he found a buyer who wanted the card to be mailed to him before he would pay up.

Haschek agreed since he’d been trying to get rid of the card for 4 years and wanted to give the buyer the “benefit of the doubt.” But when the cards were marked as delivered, the scammer started deleting all of the accounts he used to (click on the link to read the full article).


Most sea salts come from water-caused erosion, whereby rivers ultimately carry the dissolved salts to the oceans. Absent a few key processes, the ocean’s salinity would continuously increase; however, there are several mechanisms, called “salt sinks,” that help remove salts from the oceans at pretty much exactly the same rate as (click on the title to read the full article).


If gummy bears, peach rings and gummy worms are a few of your favorite sweet treats, we urge you to stop reading now. The way most gum-based candy is made might scar you forever.

If you’ve ever had a vegetarian friend turn down a fruit snack or cup of jello, you know it’s because many of those products are made with gelatin. Gelatin is a gelling agent made from (click on the title to read the full article).


Prolific comic book writer, artist, and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane has been hard at work on an all new feature film reboot of his classic superhero character and franchise Spawn for quite some time now – though by all accounts the Image Comics founder is well on his way to completing the new movie’s script. Serving as a recasting of the entire property from the ground up following the original film of 1997 starring Michael Jai White and John Leguziamo, McFarlane appears ever certain that the (click on the title to read the full article).


Photo from: Richard McCormack

NEW JERSEY (INSIDE EDITION) – As the twin lights shined brightly in the air as a tribute to lives lost in the 9/11 attacks, a mysterious image appeared in the sky that has people talking around the world.

The image of the beams reaching up to the heavens shows what appears to be a figure floating high in the light.

Many have been curious if it is a trick of light or a Photoshop job. Others see it as Jesus or an angel.

“I didn’t realize the image was there until I looked back into the camera and saw a larger piece of white there and I kept enlarging it and saw the image,” Rich McCormack, who snapped the photo, told Inside Edition.

McCormack says he was (Click on the title to read the full article).


Australia has a new $5 banknote, and it looks expensive.

Put all issues of taste aside, and I see nothing short of cash bought from the future. It’s a psychedelic trip to the bank, layered in metallic foils and a seemingly endless array of color shifting inks that glisten like an oil slick. Bend the note, and a printed bird flaps its wings. The ink has texture. It even has nubs. Part of the bill has been carefully primed like paper, while part (click on the title to read the full article).

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