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Monday links

Happy Birthday, Rita Hayworth: this excellent compilation of her dancing, set to Stayin’ Alive, will brighten your day.

How to Track a Human.

Arsenic Pills and Lead Foundation: The History of Toxic Makeup.

Still perfect 20 years later: Dave Barry’s Halloween column from 1996, Night Of The Living Chocolate. And, from 1873: How to Make a Turnip Jack-o-Lantern, plus The Oracle of the Nuts.

Ships vs. Big Waves.

Sorry Kids (and adults), the 5-Second Rule is Bunk.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include a coffee-beer hybrid, the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, making raisins before seedless grapes, and where the Nazis hung out in occupied Paris.

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