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June 18 is the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes, and video (including a Lego re-enactment). Five Terrifyingly Huge Spiders. When Express Delivery to California Meant 100 Grueling Days ...
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Today is Flag Day and the birthday of the U.S. Army. Sunscreen Prevents Cancer, Right? Well, It’s Complicated. When Foster Care Meant Farm Labor “Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. ...
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On June 10, 1964, Democrats Filibustered the Civil Rights Act. Related -- 1920's KKK application form. This article on impotence trials of the 14th through 17th centuries contains an awe-inspiring collection of ...
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June 6 is the 75th anniversary of D-Day: quotes (Shakespeare, Eisenhower, Churchill), videos (footage, FDR's and Reagan's speeches, a Lego re-enactment), lots of links. ‘Botanical Sexism’ Could Be Behind Your Seasonal ...
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Wednesday Links

An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations -- May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople. A Toilet That Vaporizes Your Poo Diet tip of the day: Drinking tequila can lead to weight ...
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Fans of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Don't panic -- May 25th is Towel Day! Napoleon’s Looted Art: He and his troops pillaged art on a vast scale. What did they ...
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Smoking Psychedelic Toad Milk May Help Depression. An illustrated guide: How to Turn 12 Everyday Items Into Improvised Weapons. The Hughes H-4 Hercules, The World’s Largest Flying Boat That Flew for Only ...
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May 12 was the birthday of Victorian poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- here's a brief bio, some art and poetry, and a bit on his obsession with wombats. Ancient ...
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Roundup of Mother's Day links. The Flying Winnebago: For some reason the heli-camper never really caught on. How Leonardo da Vinci Drew an Accurate Satellite Map of an Italian City in 1502. It's ...