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Friday links

Heineken’s Forgotten Plan To Build Houses Out Of Beer Bottles, plus more bottle houses and a DIY bottle brick tutorial.

From 1998: Paul McCartney Shows You How to Make Mashed Potatoes.

Your kids will like this: Back to School Fashion circa 1939.

Physiognomy of eyebrows: everything you wanted to know about eyebrow interpretation from the 16th century.

The 29 most stressful jobs in America.

Gallery of unusual cloud formations.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include the history of ice cream truck jingles, the little-known lyrics from the Star Trek theme song, the anniversary of the Battle of Borodino (on which both War and Peace and the 1812 Overture are based), and political maps of the United States from 1850 and 1880.

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