Wednesday links

by Debby Witt

Anoint the gums with the brains of a hare: advice from c. 1450 on soothing a teething baby. Apparently dog milk works, too.

Gallery of vintage toy robots.

3 Minute Time-Lapse Animated Map of World War I (WW II takes 7 minutes), bonus Horrible History explanation.

How To Tell If You’ve Been Abducted By Aliens.

Could you get drunk from drinking a drunk person’s blood?

The Science of Laziness: Is There a Couch-Potato Gene?

A History of Tug-of-War Fatalities.

ICYMIMonday’s links are here, and include the science of Game of Thrones and of Bruce Lee’s one inch punch, the 1940’s plan to replace jockeys with robots, and ridiculous state fair foods.

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