Combing the Net – 1/27/2011

New Piano (Sand)Bar in Biscayne Bay — This is pretty crazy! A grand piano mysteriously appeared on a sand bar about 200 yards from shore off the coast of Miami. At first people were baffled, but this morning someone confessed to the prank. I love it!

The Piece of Paper That Fooled Hitler — A pretty fascinating little story shedding further light on the way that British code breakers managed to convince the Germans that the D-Day invasion would happen at a different location; a feat that saved countless lives and helped the Allies put an end to the war.

The Five Canons of Rhetoric — I have found myself anxiously awaiting each installment in this series on Classical Rhetoric. Here is the latest.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Photobombs Team Pictures — Another great prank!

A Special Day to Pray for the Jews — Today is the anniversary of the liberation of Aushwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. John Piper encourages us to use this day of remembrance to pray for the salvation of the Jewish people.

This is the coolest rock cello video I’ve seen since Apocalyptica:

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