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Monday Links

Add some weasel brain to your cheese to keep rats and mice away: advice from 1649.

Cops use pacemaker data to charge homeowner with arson, insurance fraud.

The etymologies of all 50 states’ names.

This Bill of Mortality shows the death tally of all city parishes in London for the week of Aug 15–22, 1665. The Plague is the No. 1 cause of death, followed by various fevers, consumption, and Griping in the Guts.

How Mr. Coffee made coffee-making a man’s job.

Recipes for the meatless, wheatless meals of World War I America.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include lots of Super Bowl–related stuff, what would happen if we flooded Death Valley, and a plethora of recipes for World Nutella Day.

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