Friday Links

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year. Without them, we’d be overrun with insects.
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The Incredible Legend of the First Black Samurai. He sure impressed the Japanese in 1579.
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Watch all ten good dogs go up the steps one-by-one as their names are called. Even Mayhem and Chaos are good dogs.
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A Japanese photographer who goes by Nyan Kichi has made friends with a colony of feral cats. He’s found that the cats particularly love to play in an area where the street has a lot of drain holes they can jump in and peek out of.
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The Country That Doesn’t Exist. Transdniestria lies between Moldova and Ukraine, but no one recognizes it.
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Who Owns Your Face? You may be attached to it, but you don’t have exclusive rights to what it looks like.
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The mysterious ways being bilingual changes your brain. It depends on when you learned a second language and how you use it.
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The Many Fires That Plagued P.T. Barnum. Maybe a higher power was trying to send him a message.

From Mental Floss

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