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Friday Media Round-up: Adventures and Oddities

“Tyneham: The British Village That Time Forgot”

Tyneham: The British Village that Time Forgot - Atlas Obscura Media Round-up

The hand-written note [pinned to the church door] reads, “Please treat the church and houses with care; we have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly.” (Photo by scpgt)

“Giant Squid Found Off Florida Coast”

Giant Squid Found off Florida Coast - Stuart Florida Fisherman Catches Squid

“That’s [an] awful lot of bait,” he said. (h/t BoingBoing, photo by Alex Kuze)

 ”How to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro”

How to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro - Uncornered Market - Atlas Obscura Link Round-up

Based on our Kilimanjaro climb experience, here are the nuts and bolts of what an average, ordinary hiker will need for a Kilimanjaro climb. We’ll address choosing a Kilimanjaro route, costs, equipment and hiking gear, ways to avoid and manage altitude sickness and other illnesses, and whether or not you really need to train for a Kilimanjaro climb.

 “The Shocking True Story of the Mad Genius Who Invented Sea Monkeys”

The Shocking True Story of the Man Who Invented Sea Monkeys - The Awl

As anyone sold by the Sea-Monkey ads could tell you, it was hard to say exactly where von Braunhut was walking on the terrain between truth, embellishment and con. That was his gift. He convinced us to look at the jazz hands and lose sight of the footwork. Von Braunhut’s inventions were not quite what they seemed to be. Neither was he.

“Ladislaw Starewicz’s ‘The Cameraman’s Revenge’”