This Week’s Missing Links, June 1


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The coolest links I didn't post this week, until now.


A sherpa's view of the Everest traffic jam. The New York Times

Adventure without a cause. Adventure Journal

On the legacy of Sarah Burke. ESPN

Do our mothers still have dreams, hopes, and journeys to make? Of Souls and Water

Here's your missing World War II submarine. Now, where is our check? Sydney Morning Herald

They went skiing. Vimeo

Schleck receives a slightly used Tour de France yellow jersey. Velo News

Who is Ryder Hesjedahl and how is he feeling right now? Outside

A world-class explorer accused of having an expedition partner fake an accident for TV. The Daily Mail

Science and Environment

What’s in a 13-foot gator's stomach, besides another gator? Island Packet

Look what we found? Old glacier photos. Nature

Will this be the worst mosquito summer ever? New York

The 40 biggest cities with the most park space.

A garbage island paradise. Take Part

North Carolina puts its head in the sand, er, surf. The Guardian

Hawthorne, we have splashdown, Wired

New Mexico is burning up. AP


An ode to the old-time tourist snapshot. The Design Observer Group

Health and Fitness

A video of once-paralyzed rats exercising. Sky News

Let me jog your memory by making you jog. The New York Times

Bananas vs. Sports Drink, (on the Bananas home field, in a game sponsored by Dole). Science Daily

For some, exercise may increase heart risk. The New York Times


The 2012 Outside Summer Buyer’s Guide

How to make a solar heater with water bottles and $20, maybe only for emergency situations. Treehugger

What? Too much? This rearview camera for your bike? The Gear Junkie

A mini-sub. The New York Times 


How chickens conquered the world. Smithsonian

—Joe Spring