Thursday links

by debbywitt

The United States joined the First World War on April 6, 1917: some history, a brief documentary and archival footage. 

The Cookie Butter Patent Wars.

These 10 companies control everything (edible) that you buy.

In 1650, here’s how you could dye your hair blond.

Map: watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years.

Victorian ‘Coffin Torpedoes’ Blasted Would-Be Grave Robbers.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and are all April Fool’s Day related: history, pranks, and hoaxes.

The Corner

The one and only.