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The Polish Doctors Who Used Science to Outwit the Nazis.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongolian Empire, prolific spreader of DNA, and climate change hero. Related: Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found.

The Archaeologist: gin infused with vintage Harley-Davidson parts.

The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy.

Hundred-Year-Old Antarctic Fruitcake Found in ‘Excellent Condition’.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include a still-growing set of solar eclipse links and resources, a brief history of mooning, Davy Crockett’s birthday, and a bunch of recipe videos in the styles of famous directors.

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