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Friday links

Fashion Advice from a 1980s Stasi (East German secret police) disguise seminar.

Is Margarine Dead?

Snacks and serendipity: How the microwave was invented by accident.

This is very cool to watch: The Chemistry of Matches, in Super Slow Motion.

13 classic video games you can play right now in your web browser.

The next generation of Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is here, and it’s approaching Terminator Genisys-like appearance.

ICYMIThursday’s links are here, and include calculating how long would it take for a single person to fill up an entire swimming pool with their own saliva, real-life technologies inspired by video games, a human-sounding Dorito-eating goat (with bonus goat-related links), and 10 of history’s most famous prostitutes.

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Trade Misunderstandings

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U.S.

Joy Reid Denies Writing Homophobic Blog Posts

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Culture

Monday Links

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