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Friday links

Watch this kid show his dad how to make Leonardo da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge.

How Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Almost Nothing For.

The Physics of Wiffle Ball.

It’s the first day of Fall – autumnal equinox science, videos, poetry, music.

Fear ye the ducking stool, ye common scolds.

The book wheel: A rotating reading desk for 16th century, perfect for those “tormented by gout”.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include Alexander Graham Bell’s tetrahedral kites, the 1869 near-war between the United States and Britain, and Joshua Norton, Emperor of the United States.


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