The Corner

Friday links

From 1930, Information Tests To Try On Your Children.

Gallery – the living root bridges of India.

The Science Behind Senior Moments. It’s because your brain gets full.

Gift for the person who has everything – this UFO Detector (check the reviews).

The Mathematical Genius of Auto-Tune.

The bigger your brain, the longer you yawn.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include maps showing how the continents would look if you could see gravity, how each of the state capitals got their names,  Stalin’s body double, and a collection of vintage ads you would never see today.

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