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Friday links


The Evolution of Batman in Cinema: From 1939 to Present.

World Gravy Wrestling Championships.

Diaper Derbies: gallery of photos from 1950-ish baby races.

Doing the Math: How Many Tribbles Were Aboard the Enterprise? Related: The Politics of Star Trek.

Sketches of Life in a Union POW Camp, by a Confederate Prisoner.

Inside Mussolini’s secret bunker.

ICYMIWednesday’s links are here, and include the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, Bernie Sanders’ cringe-inducing 1987 folk song album, the birth of the bicycle after volcanoes killed all of the horses, and movie characters who were supposed to die, but didn’t. 


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