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Friday links

Kids re-enact the first Black Friday.

November 25 is “Evacuation Day, when the British ran ‘way” from New York City at the end of the Revolutionary War. Here’s the story of the young man who slithered up a greased flagpole to rip down the British flag.

Cultural History Of The Mirror.

Video compilation of every gadget from every James Bond film, in chronological order.

Eating boogers may be good for your health.

Death by Wallpaper: The Alluring Arsenic Colors that Poisoned the Victorian Age.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include lots of interesting and obscure Thanksgiving-related stuff.