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Friday links

How Falconry Shaped the English Language.

What it Takes to Cook Some of Literature’s Most Famous Meals.

How long, exactly, is a jiffy?

On June 10, 1964, Democrats Filibustered the Civil Rights Act.

Stunning Photos of Earth from the International Space Station.

The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include the cut-throat world of toddler bike racing, early gas station architecture, tequila as a weight loss tool, food photography tricks, and 17th century methods for killing snakes and fleas.