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Friday Links

Churchill’s “We shall fight on the beaches . . . we shall never surrender” speech: It’s the anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk by a flotilla of small boats.

June 1 is National Doughnut Day. Here’s where to find free doughnuts and how doughnuts are made.

Artificial Intelligence Is Cracking Open the Vatican’s Secret Archives.

These poorly translated English-language T-shirts spotted In Asia are a hoot.

A Brief History of the Stoplight.

Europe’s Oldest Tree Lives in Italy.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include 18th-century tips on managing servants, Kurt Vonnegut’s letter home after imprisonment in an underground slaughterhouse (Slaughterhouse Five) during the Dresden bombing, teaching a spider to jump on demand, and the anniversary of the 1453 fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans.


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