[links] Link salad is pleased about the long weekend

The toaster project — A British artist tries to build a toaster from scratch. More here. (Snurched from Freakonomics.)

Stunning new technology allows parents to hold a life-size model of their unborn child — Weird. And cool. (Thanks to .)

Can Aging Be Solved?Gerontology pioneer Leonard Hayflick discusses the biological causes of aging.

Volcano awesomeness from Bad Astronomy Blog

You say Burma, I say Myanmar — A post on the group, pointed out to me by . The action is in comments, with special guest appearances from .

“The only chance we have as a country right now is” for bin Laden to “detonate a major weapon” in U.S. — And conservatives wonder why the reality-based community thinks they’re crazy. Remember, Beck is a major figure in Your Liberal Media. Amazing what that liberal bias gets up to.

?otD: Why not Minot?

Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (Twin Peaks!), 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning’s weigh-in: 215.5
Currently reading: P.S. Your Cat is Dead by James Kirkwood