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Monday links

T’was the eighteenth of April in seventy-five: The midnight ride of William Dawes and Samuel Prescott (and Paul Revere).

A hotel safe can be opened using a neodynium magnet and a sock.

The History of the Ice Cream Truck.

April 18, 1906 – the earthquake and fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco: documentary and footage, plus video of of trip down Market Street in San Francisco in 1906, before and after the earthquake.

Two-Headed Dogs and Human Head Transplants.

The Historical Reenactor Accuracy Wars.

ICYMIFriday’s links are here, and include lots of tax day stuff, sci-fi tax revolts, why yo-yos keep spinning, and Leonardo da Vinci’s handwritten resume from 1482.

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