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Friday links

Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend: here’s some DST history (including Ben Franklin’s proposal), stories and video.

How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain.

How To Become a Cat: The Complete Guide.

Making Prescription Eyeglasses From Scratch.

The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives.

How to Clear a Path Through 60 Feet of Snow, Japanese Style.

Update – somehow I lost track of this: It’s Chuck Norris’ 77th birthday – his 5 most badass movies and a bunch of Norris “facts”.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include training bomb-sniffing dogs, predatory plants, and Michelangelo’s birthday (and his illustrated grocery list).

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