December 2, 1823: the Monroe Doctrine, the announcement forbidding countries outside of North and South American to interfere in American affairs.
A brief history of competitive eating.
Want your hoo-ha steam-cleaned but don’t have a spa nearby? Here are the do-it-yourself instructions.
The Geometry of Plants.
ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include Winston Churchill’s birthday, the effectiveness of polygraph tests, the obscure British comedy sketch that’s the most-repeated TV program, and the Museum of Bad Art.