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A few ruminations on growing old, how female turkeys choose mates, the history of Ken Doll’s crotch, how elephant poop becomes fancy paper in Sri Lanka, and more
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Friday Links

Fashion Ads from The 1970s. Warning: Once you see these, they can’t be unseen. When Halloween Was All Tricks and No Treats. When George Soros Broke the British Pound. Three major battles took ...
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October 17, 1814: the London Beer Flood killed eight people. From 1865: Mark Twain's proposal for climate control. Inside Notre Dame: a blow-by-blow account of the restoration process. Here, on one sheet of paper, ...
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For Firefly fans -- today is Unification Day. Who Invented Rock, Paper, Scissors and What's the Best Way to Win Consistently? Tunnel Of Samos - how did the ancient Greeks dig a 4000-foot tunnel from both ends ...
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September 13–14 is the the anniversary of the 1814 battle of Baltimore, inspiration for the Star-Spangled Banner. The code breakers of Renaissance Venice. The History of Tater Tots. September 14, 1861 was the Night of ...