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Friday Links

If you grew up in the 1980s, or have kids who did, you’ll love this supercut of dancing in ‘80s movies (set to Lionel Richie’s “Dancing on the Ceiling”)

Habits of highly mathematical people.

11 Weird Sports That Were Actually In The Olympics. Kind of related: Watch The Opening Ceremony of the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games.

From 1944, head shots of all of the ways US intelligence thought Hitler might try to disguise himself.

A 1730 map of Paris.

The Origins of All 30 Major League Baseball Team Names.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include the experimental nuclear reactor secretly built under the University of Chicago, photographs of elegant in-flight airplane dining from the 1950s, the use of trial by touch to determine guilt in colonial America. and a set on anti-communist propaganda posters (including my personal favorite, “Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks?”).


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