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What our ancestors’ language sounded like 6,000 years ago.

Medieval “rockets” over Nuremberg. More information here and here

Isaac Newton: 17th-century London’s Dirty Harry.

Why are some people left-handed?

Preparing for the bra-opening world record.

Excellent supercut of technology breaking down then being beaten until it works again.

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