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Monday links

100 years ago today Austria declared war on Serbia, the first declaration of World War 1.

Heck of a way to get into the Guinness Book of Records: Teenager Gets 232 Teeth Pulled Out.

Surprising Facts About Sharks.

This trailer for a Family Guy/Simpsons crossover is a hoot.

Fully functional microscope is built entirely out of Legos.

Midwest Mayfly Invasion

ICYMIFriday’s links are here, and include how a polyester sling works as a male contraceptive, auctioning off the world’s longest dinosaur poo, British inventor builds giant fart machine to fire at France, and amazing balloon sculptures.

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