In which our intrepid hero takes a short break from stupidity to gawk at some pretty amazing pictures.

In my quest to cut down on Firefox’s prodigious appetite for RAM, I thought I’d pass on a couple of links to a couple of awesome photo galleries:

The first series (from the Sydney Morning Herald) depicts the Shetland Islands’ annual Up Helly-Aa festival, celebrating the archipelago’s Viking history, and the second (courtesy of National Geographic) is a collection of wonders from the subterranean world.