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Friday links

July 9 is Nikola Tesla’s birthday: bio, Tesla coil music, Tesla vs Edison rap battle, infographic from The Oatmeal.

Why Did the Star Trek and Star Wars Universes Turn Out So Differently?

John T. Scopes, the defendant in the 1925 anti-evolution “monkey trial,” appeared on To Tell the Truth in 1960.

Ancient Minoan Culture Illustrated with Scantily-Clad Barbies, bonus 1961 video: When Barbie Met Ken.

An Archive of 3,000 Vintage Cookbooks.

Inside the Castle in the Middle of the Death Valley Desert.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and consist entirely of lots of July 4th stuff.

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