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Thursday’s Weird Links, on Friday

If you were a subscriber to the G-File, you would have seen these already:

The word “mistletoe” literally means “dung twig.

Loo of the Year Awards.

What would happen if every element on the periodic table came into contact simultaneously?

How Ma Bell shelved the future for 60 years.

Beer menorahs?

From Popular Mechanics: The best way to shoot a zombie in the brain.

Dave Barry’s Holiday Gift Guide is here. And here’s an old Dave Barry column: ’Twas the night before Christmas / Or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or whatever religious holiday your particular family unit celebrates at this time of year via mass retail purchases . . .

The historical technology involved in bra design.

Underwear with the Fourth Amendment printed in metallic ink.

Methane-powered laptops?

1960s spacesuit designs from Wernher von Braun’s science fiction novel. Related, a gallery of spaceship art.

Taxidermy artists.

Wi-Fi might be frying our brains.

Is squirrel the perfect austerity dish?

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