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Friday links

October 25 is the anniversary of three major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade and Leyte Gulf.

Things you didn’t know you needed – Nissin Introduces a Noise-Canceling Ramen Fork.

In 1901 Ladies Home Journal predicted the world would look like this in 2001.

Exploding pumpkins: C4 and Det Cord, 50 cals, cannons, and muskets.

How Charlie Chaplin’s Wife Saved His Backyard Fortune. He was banned from the U.S., and had buried a lifetime of Hollywood earnings.

Why Does ’Will Not’ Become ‘Won’t’?

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include a short 1901 film with some rather impressive special effects, fashion tips from the Middle Ages, the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 (it was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people 40 miles away), and how The Princess Bride built that sword-fighting scene.


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