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Monday links

The Violent Italian Sport that Inspired Modern Football.

It’s free-market economist Milton Friedman’s birthday: some favorite quotes and short videos. 

$130 million of Nazi gold may be in a sunken cargo ship.

Ten facial reconstructions, using scans of skeletal remains, of famous historical figures. Richard III looks kind of like Jim Carrey, although not as much as this reconstruction of a Neanderthal looks like Chuck Norris.

The Science of Sword-Swallowing.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the invention of the Chilean Sea Bass, medieval fashion trends, examples of bad taxidermy, the proper names of 17 bodily functions, and, for Beatrix Potter’s birthday, some of her gorgeous botanical drawings.