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Friday links

Thanksgiving miscellany: Mark Twain, science, WKRP, Cicero, the best turkey fryer PSA ever, and more.

Crazy Russian Hacker has some kitchen tips to help you out with Thanksgiving festivities. The cupcake tin full of appetizers is my favorite.

A Depression-Era Zoo Housed Wolves and Three Species of Bears Together. It Didn’t End Well.

Are your animals home alone all day? Here’s a free archive of entertaining videos for cats and dogs, with bonus cat and dog links for humans. Semi-related: The Long and Glorious History of Cat Ladies.

Who gets the royalties for Hitler’s Mein Kampf?

Mortimer Mouse? The Original Names of 10 Cartoon Characters.

ICYMIThursday’s links are here, and include President James Garfield’s birthday (when he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet), the Gettysburg Address and a Pennsylvania newspaper’s retraction for an 1863 article calling the address “silly remarks”, a woman who won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head for her driver’s license photo, history of people mailing themselves in boxes, a defenestration supercut, and a father who borrowed a Go-Pro, held it backwards and recorded his entire vacation as one long selfie.


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