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Monday links

Happy Memorial Day:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them. 

Death in the Clouds: The Problem of Bodies on Everest

What It’s Like to be Struck by Lightning.

An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations – May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople. Also on this date, Kurt Vonnegut’s May 29, 1945 letter home after being released from being imprisoned in an underground slaughterhouse (Slaughterhouse Five) during the Dresden bombing.

Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been – in pictures.

This Dog Sits on Seven Editorial Boards.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include a new hottest chili pepper, if meat eaters acted like vegans, early performances of future stars, and T-rex dietary requirements.