Weekend Links: The Tiny Titanic

Image credit: 
Wikimedia Commons

At the time of its glorious departure and subsequent tragedy, the RMS Titanic was the largest ship on the sea. These days, the "Ship of Dreams" barely holds a candle to the 100,000-ton cruise ship that now holds the title.

*

America's execution chambers are a room no one hopes to enter. This collection of photos gathered from various sources provides a glimpse into those haunting spaces.

*

Eight Muppet movies and one inimitable Muppet Show later, these are the nine funniest musical numbers from the nation's most popular puppet show.

*

It's commencement season again, and with each year comes a new opportunity for the famous faces of the age to make their mark with a particularly insightful, inspirational, clever speech to the children of the future. With years of great addresses dating back to 1774 in NPR's commencement speech archive, they'll have a lot to live up to.

*

Over 400,000 high-res images of public domain works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection are now freely available online.

*

It’s not too soon to get nostalgic about old-school video game arcades.

*

Late movie critic Roger Ebert, long-time columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, is getting a posthumous movie of his own.

More from mental_floss...

May 24, 2014 - 9:00am
submit to reddit