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Monday links

Ten inventions predicted by The Simpsons.

How consumption (a.k.a. tuberculosis) came to influence fashion and beauty of the Victorian era.

Father builds robotic pancreas for his diabetic son.

This is what happens when you build a cube out of one-way mirrors.

10 weird epidemics that remain a mystery.

May 16, 1916: The Sykes-Picot accord that shaped (distorted) the modern Middle East was signed. More here, and a brief video explanation here.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky, the invention of bikes after a volcano killed all the horses, a supercut of birds in movies, and, circa 1880, the restaurants along the railways in the western U.S.

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