Dr. Samuel Johnson (wiki) was born on this date in 1709: here’s a selection of his insults and Scotland-bashing comments.
The now-abandoned Russian town that was aiming nuclear missiles at America from just 125 miles away.
How to Get Breasts like Apples: Beauty Tips for the Early Modern Woman.
How the Frozen Lake Battle in Game of Thrones Was Filmed.
This Family Has Had Blue Skin For Centuries — Here’s Why.
The Mysterious Illinois Pre-Columbian Settlement of Cahokia.
ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include 19th century money saving tips, IBM’s 1937 corporate songbook, the definitive sandwich family tree, and how honey is harvested.