Thursday’s links talk tiny backpacks, tiny changes and tiny trains. But it’s all big fun.
Girly Men: Talk about a silly hazing ritual. In Major League Baseball, many rookie relief pitchers are forced to wear adorable girls’ backpacks — yup, like those Dora the Explorer ones. (New York Times)
Things They Carry: Annoyed you can’t get that big-screen TV? See families around the world posing with their possessions to get some perspective. (Flavorwire)
Revising History: George Lucas is making controversial changes for the Star Wars trilogy’s Blu-Ray editions. At this point, does he still have the right to change a classic? (Tuned In)
Toy Train: The world’s shortest train is smaller than your average sedan. (The Daily What)
Vintage Shots: Take a moving look at American life in the 1940s from renowned photographer Gordon Parks. (LIFE)
Fashion Focus: In a promotion for a U.K. shopping center, two dancers display 100 years of fashion in 100 seconds. Try not to smile while watching. (The Hairpin)