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Friday links

Geronimo died on February 17 in 1909 - some history, quotes, a brief biography, and why we yell his name when we jump out of planes. Bird Feeders Are Changing the Course of ...
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Monday links

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. The Strange Beauty of Soviet Bus Stops. How Wild Animals Self-Medicate. How to Prevent Drunkenness, per 1612. Spoiler – there are roasted goat lungs involved. The House That Spied ...
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The classic 1970 exploding whale video from the early days of the internet, and the Dave Barry column that made it famous. An Italian village is selling homes for $1.25 so it doesn’t become ...
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Monday links

February 5th is World Nutella Day – here’s a canonical list of Nutella recipes. The Physics of Sunsets. NatGeo visits the coldest city on earth.  This Feb. 5, 1865 photo of President Abraham Lincoln in Washington is the last one ...
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Groundhog Day/Super Bowl links

Groundhog Day, Candlemas and weather predictions. Related: Where Did Groundhog Day Come From?  Don’t like what the groundhog has to say about how long winter will last? You’re in luck: Punxsutawney Phil has been ...
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Thursday links

It’s that time of year again: beer and wine pairings for all those Girl Scout cookies you’re buying. One for Criminal Minds/Mindhunter fans: 10 Cases That Shaped the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. Illustrated fitness tips from 1900. Firing ...
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Monday links

“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 biography and film clips. Goldman Sachs president’s personal assistant stole ...
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Friday links

On January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz. The Science of Why Swearing Physically Reduces Pain. What’s the best animal to slice open and crawl inside to stay warm? A bit of history for Australia Day. The ...
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Thursday links

Scots, wha hae - Happy Burns Day! It’s the birthday of Scotland’s “prince of poets” Robert Burns, plus Braveheart, Burns Supper instructions,and lots of haggis. Incredible ‘Hypatia’ Stone Contains Compounds Not Found in the ...
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Monday links

Animated map of the changing borders and population of Europe: every year since 400 BC. Why all the actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age have such a distinct and strange accent. We All Nearly Missed ...