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Sofia Goggia of Italy hugs the trophy after winning the FIS Downhill World Cup, after placing second in the women’s final race, during the Women’s Downhill event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Are, Sweden, March 14, 2018. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency via Reuters)

March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day: origin, history, videos, and how to make your own green beer. Related: From Slave to Saint, The Story of Patrick and why are four-leaf clovers lucky?

The first American woman to command a ship was a pregnant 19-year-old. She did it while fighting off a mutiny, nursing an incapacitated husband, and braving gale-force winds.

The United States v. Paramount and How Movie Theater Concessions Got So Expensive.

This is nuts — watch these guys changing tires while driving.

The Long Linguistic Journey to “Dagnabbit”

Why it’s Impossible to Accurately Measure a Coastline.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include the Ides of March, a history of hair transplants, what antibiotics are made of, shoe rationing in the U.S. during WWII, and, since Stephen Hawking died on Einstein’s birthday, the Hawking vs Einstein rap battle.

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The Catholic Church’s Rotherham

‘We are deeply saddened.” So begin the many perfunctory statements of many Catholic bishops today in response to the Pennsylvania grand-jury report detailing how priests in that state abused children and how bishops shuffled these priests around. What deeply saddens these men? The rape of children, the ... Read More