We’re offering a Second Links today without a First Links, but the numbering refers to the time of day the items appear, not the order.
After running a stop sign, an teenager led police in a one-mile chase, in a horse and buggy. The Amish seventeen-year-old rolled the buggy while turning into a drive way and then fled on foot.
Perhaps moving even more slowly, a British woman has set the record for the longest time — almost 29 hours — swimming across the English channel, which is an impressive physical feat.
We can now see the the biggest and best picture of the night sky ever made, called a “terapixel” sky map.
From Harper’s archive: Dorothy Thompson’s Who Goes Nazi?, a character analysis with some continuing relevance of “the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers.”
A Grove City College professor writes on the lefty website Salon.com about a megachurch that invited pro-gay protesters in to talk.
The Anglican minister who gave communion to a dog (a “dog wafer gaffe” as the newspaper put it) has apologized, but insisted that “Jesus is a positive person,” which seems to mean she thinks He would have done so too.
Russia institutes a new holiday marking the country’s conversion to Christianity., though it is the kind of holiday on which you have to work.
Thanks to Patrick Kosarski and The Anchoress for links.