Wednesday Links

by Debby Witt

It’s Nikola Tesla’s birthday: bio, Tesla coil music, Tesla vs Edison rap battle, infographic from The Oatmeal, and more.

Today is National No-Bra DayCelebrate without restraint.

You know those 18- to 25-foot fiberglass figures dotting America’s highways, advertising everything from tires to burger joints to amusement parks? Almost all of them were made by one man.

On the ethics of vampire slaying in Buffy. Also in the vampire category: Harry Potter vs. Twilight dance battle.

Anyone remember the “Avoid The Noid” commercials from early Domino’s Pizza ad campaigns?  Here’s the story of what happened because of the Noid.

Origin of the term “jaywalking.”

ICYMITuesday’s links are here, and include ancient Minoan culture demonstrated with scantily clad Barbies (with bonus 1961 video, “When Barbie Met Ken”), seven myths about the brain you thought were true, watercolors of U.S. presidents with boobs on their faces, and 30 excellent recreations of childhood photos.

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