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Smoking Psychedelic Toad Milk May Help Depression.

An illustrated guide: How to Turn 12 Everyday Items Into Improvised Weapons.

The Hughes H-4 Hercules, The World’s Largest Flying Boat That Flew for Only 26 Seconds.

Science: Why is the sky blue? How do bees and butterflies see? How does an igloo keep you warm?

Nova Scotia man whose Victoria hotel room was destroyed by seagulls allowed to return after 17-year ban.

Car Keys Mysteriously Stopped Working in This Small Ohio Town, And We Now Know Why.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include ancient Chinese buildings held together with sticky rice, why cats (and other animals) look as if they’re wearing socks, and medieval toothpaste recipes (plus more medieval dental advice).

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Economy & Business

Who Owns FedEx?

You may have seen (or heard on a podcast) that Fred Smith so vehemently objects to the New York Times report contending that FedEx paid nothing in federal taxes that he's challenged New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger to a public debate and pointed out that "the New York Times paid zero federal income tax ... Read More
Sports

The Kaepernick Saga Drags On . . . off the Field

Colin Kaepernick’s workout for NFL teams in Atlanta this weekend did not run smoothly. The league announced an invitation to scouts from every team to watch Kaepernick work out and demonstrate that he was still ready to play. (As noted last week, the workout is oddly timed; the NFL season is just a bit past its ... Read More
World

Israel’s New Way of War

Commuters on Route 4, driving toward the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod on November 12, were shocked by an explosion, a rocket impact next to a major intersection. Had it fallen on a car or one of the many trucks plying the route, there would have been deaths, and the road would have been closed. Instead, police ... Read More