Blow My Mindsday: March 21, 2012

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can’t-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

This is the sun. Yes, that sun. Photographer Alan Friedman usedan “Hα filter, which cuts out almost all the light from the Sun except for a narrow slice of color emitted by warm hydrogen. This reduces the glare hugely, and reveals delicate structures in the Sun’s plasma. He then inverts the image, so bright things appear dark, and vice-versa…He also used a false color palette to make it appear reddish. That’s actually a good idea, since the color of light emitted by the hydrogen is at 6563 Angstroms, right in the middle of the red part of the spectrum!”

And here it is in full: 

The sun, people! Learn more at Discover Magazine

The Exceptional Man found this intriguing video of Alfred Hitchcock answering the question, “What is Your Definition of Happiness?”

created at: 03/21/2012

A mixtape floormat, perfect for an entryway or as a bathmat.

The Beer Tracker Bottle Opener contains a built-in calculator, and “each time you pop the cap off with this device, a digital counter increases by one. When you wake up in the morning and say, ‘Oh, God, why?’ you can look down and have a clear answer available. Resets to zero when you’re ready to do it all over again.”

A savory pull-apart bread: bacon, cheddar, ranch. Go!