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Friday links

Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights? Related – air conditioning: invention, historical reactions, the days before air-conditioning.

Now you can buy cough-drop flavored Kit Kats in Japan.

Why Nature Prefers Hexagons: the geometric rules behind fly eyes, honeycombs, and soap bubbles.

Extremely cool wind-propelled sculptures.

In 1943, a farmer’s cornfield suddenly sprouted a 1,300-foot volcano.

The Background Paintings of Scooby Doo Are Delightfully Creepy and Rather Beautiful.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, the sisters with 37 feet of hair, women’s fashion in every year from 1784-1970, and the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in A.D. 79.

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