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Monday links

Yesterday was President James Garfield’s birthday – when he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet.

The Astounding Engineering Behind the World’s Largest Optical Telescope.

A Gallery of Color Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

The traditional drunken turkey recipe.

Spend Bill Gate’s Money.

Farmers urged to bury their underpants to improve quality of their beef.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the anniversaries of the Gettysburg Address and the opening of the Suez Canal, three-foot long crabs that hunt birds, the pigeon’s rump cure for childhood seizures, and what it’s like to be an “fake” reviewer.


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