Culture

Friday links

1954 film: How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Survive the Atomic Bomb.

Why do we have pinky toes?

Digital Atlas Of The Roman Empire.

June 30, 1934 was the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler’s purge of those standing in his way.

Catherine the Great’s Secret Cabinet of Erotic Curiosities.

Inventor creates a hover craft by strapping 76 drones to a seat.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include weird historical baldness cures, Helen Keller’s birthday (with a selection of non-PC jokes), animals with regional accents, and a set of awkward pregnancy photos.

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Fire the FBI Chief

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