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Friday Links

Fans of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Don’t panic — today is Towel Day!

How to Ship a Beluga Whale via UPS.

The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World.

Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway?

If there were a kind of a fireman’s pole from the moon down to the earth, how long would it take to slide all the way from the moon to the earth?

Why you wouldn’t want to drink 19th-century milk unless you knew it came straight from the cow.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include Arthur Conan Doyle’s (creator of Sherlock Holmes) birthday, what to do if you find yourself choking when no one’s around, a 1927 documentary on how to dial a telephone, and a gallery of photos from the Halifax explosion — the naval accident that erased an entire city in Canada.

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