Blow My Mindsday: March 20, 2013

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

created at: 03/20/2013This (↑) is a frozen wave in Antartica.    created at: 03/20/2013

Well, not really. It’s a phenomenon called “blue ice” that’s “created when ice was compressed and the trapped air bubbles were squeezed out. During the summer the surface ice melts and new ice layers compress on top.  The ice appears blue because when when light passes through thick ice, blue light is transmitted back out but red light is absorbed.” Still amazing. Learn more at the Daily Mail. 

Please don’t smoke, but do look at this cool collection of his grandfather’s pipes Hector shared on Instagram.

A painstakingly detailed breakdown of the instrumentation of Beatles songs, with the parts played by John, Paul, George, and Ringo all broken out in color-coordinated lines.” Volume 1, from Please Please Me through Help

Original business card for Australian naturalist and photographer Frank Hurley, circa 1911.

Typeface created from a single desconstructed camera.