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Friday links

Roundup of Mother’s Day links.

How a Wine and Cocaine Cocktail became Coca Cola.

Why You Accidentally Call Your Relatives by Your Dog’s Name, But Not Your Cat’s.

Why It’s Illegal to Use Milk Crates for Anything Besides Milk.

V.E. Day is this weekend: on May 8, 1945, World War 2 ended in Europe.

13 alarmist marijuana posters from the Reefer Madness era.

6 most bizarre traditional dishes from all over the world.

ICYMIThursday’s links are here, and include Cinco do Mayo, colorized vintage photos of landmarks being built, phrases derived from obsolete technologies, medieval pet names, and the Doorway Effect: why we forget what we’re doing when we enter a room.

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