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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.

The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster.

Dagger in King Tut’s tomb was made with iron from a meteorite.

June Is Goat Trauma Awareness Month.

Stonehenge Rock Source Identified.

Read the NSA’s Exceedingly Weird Guide to the Internet.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include Vonnegut’s letter home after imprisonment in an underground slaughterhouse (Slaughterhouse Five, specifically) during the Dresden bombing, what happens when you swallow gum, laser helicopters, and Beatrix Potter’s pet pothead bunny (on which she based Peter Rabbit).

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