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Friday links

17th century advice on how to encrypt and send secret messages.

Why We Divide the Day Into Seconds, Minutes, and Hours.

7 TV Characters Killed Off Out of Spite

The evacuation of Dunkirk by a flotilla of small boats, the inspiration for Churchill’s “We shall fight on the beaches…we shall never surrender” speech, took place between May 26 and June 4, 1940. 

How the Self-Esteem Craze Took Over America.

Becoming Bond: How a Car Salesman Landed the Role of James Bond 007.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include Japan’s ninja shortage, who started the first fire, finding owners of Nazi-looted art, the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and lots of goat-related links for Goat Trauma Awareness Month.

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