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Friday links

The 47 names Disney considered for the 7 dwarfs.

Happy Bastille Day! Here’s an old Jonah Goldberg article on the subject: The French are Revolting.

Museum discovers three cases of Madeira wine from 1796 in cellar — it had been stocked in anticipation of John Adams’ presidential election.

Do Not Disturb signs – the art of making people go away.

The 100 Greatest Props in Movie History, and the Stories Behind Them.

history of the closet.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include how barbed wire changed the West, Nikola Tesla’s birthday, the Japanese soldier who refused to surrender for 29 years, the history of the equals sign, and correlation is not causation: charts of weird things that correlate with each other.