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Friday links

T’was the Overnight Before Christmas: The Merry Tale of How Air Cargo Deregulation Led To Amazon.
How to Cook an Egg with Magnets.
A day that will live in infamy: It’s the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor: some history, contemporaneous newsreels, and a Monty Python re-enactment.
The Glamorous, Sexist History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge.
Interactive map shows all the ways medieval London could kill you.
ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include the anniversary of the end of prohibition, how wombats produce square poo, a selection of weird nativity sets, and the history of Jingle Bells.

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