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Molon Labe! (Wiki): Yesterday was the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae.

If You Own Land, How Far above and below Do You Own?

The Inventor of the Phone Was Obsessed with Sheep Nipples.

Predicting weather with bug sex.

Amish man starts Uber-esque horse-and-buggy ride-sharing.

The story of the 1776 plot (from within) to murder George Washington and his senior officers.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include Milton Friedman’s birthday, Beatrix Potter’s botanical drawings, how to become a fossil after you die, and, from 1380, the onion test for determining whether someone is or is not dead (with bonus Monty Python).

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No One Is Ever Woke Enough

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