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Friday links

Uninspirational Quotes for People Who Hate Inspirational Quotes.

Flying Water Taxis are coming to Paris this Summer.

Found: A Colossal Statue of Ramses II Hiding Under a Cairo Street.

Dead Men’s Teeth: A History of Dentures.

Humanure: The Next Frontier In Composting.

Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include the secret plan for the days after Queen Elizabeth’s death, William Shatner’s birthday, why we don’t (generally) eat horses, the science of facial hair, and how far back in time you could go and still understand English.

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