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Friday links

1954 film: How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Survive the Atomic Bomb.

Why do we have pinky toes?

Digital Atlas Of The Roman Empire.

June 30, 1934 was the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler’s purge of those standing in his way.

Catherine the Great’s Secret Cabinet of Erotic Curiosities.

Inventor creates a hover craft by strapping 76 drones to a seat.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include weird historical baldness cures, Helen Keller’s birthday (with a selection of non-PC jokes), animals with regional accents, and a set of awkward pregnancy photos.

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Celebrity Activists Do Not Help

Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More
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Washington in the Flesh, Almost

Canova's George Washington at the Frick Collection is the zenith of the museum's signature exhibition style. It's small, fewer than 20 objects. It's focused. It examines the creation of Antonio Canova's full-length sculpture of George Washington in Roman costume from 1821. It was Canova's (1757–1822) sole ... Read More