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Valentine’s Day Links

A dose of cynicism for Valentine's Day. Video: The Science of Chocolate (aka the real meaning of Valentine's Day). The history of those chalky little pastel hearts with sayings on them. 9 Aphrodisiac ...
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Tuesday Links

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. Snail Slime Love Spell. The White House once had an official Squirrel Feeder. How to Prevent Drunkenness, per 1612 -- apparently roasted goat lungs will ...
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Friday Links

February links -- pagan Roman purification (februa = purify) and Mary's purification 40 days after the birth of Christ. Groundhog Day, Candlemas and weather predictions. Don't like what the groundhog has to say? ...
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"A woman drove me to drink, and I never even had the courtesy to thank her." It's W. C. Fields' birthday: quotes, a brief bio and film clips (including a ...
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Friday Links

Scots, wha hae -- Happy Burns Day! Here's a bio of Scotland's “prince of poets” Robert Burns, plus Braveheart, Burns Supper instructions, and lots of haggis. How a Group of Bootleggers ...
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Thursday Links

This Bill of Mortality shows the death tally of all city parishes in London for the week of Aug 15 - 22, 1665. The Plague is the number one cause ...
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Thursday links

January 17 is Ben Franklin's birthday -- bio, quotes, videos, his 200+ synonyms for drunk, the bodies found in his basement, and more.
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Wednesday links

Roundup of links about snow: art, science, snowmen, historical storms, the history and physics of snow removal, and more. 10 Animals That Hunted Our Ancestors. How to Build an Igloo. Prohibition in the ...