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Monday links

Happy New Year! A happy and healthy 2018 to all.

A roundup of hangover science and cures.

The New Year’s Feast That Transformed Fools Into Popes and Kings.

Dave Barry’s 2017 Year in Review: Did that really happen? Previous such columns are available here.

Get your trebuchets, catapults, air cannons, and giant sling shots ready – January 3rd is National Fruitcake Toss Day.

New Year’s Day in Paris in the 1800s.

Hawaiian Airlines flight takes off in 2018, gets sucked into a vortex and lands in 2017.

The Year in Discovery: The 50 Greatest Finds of 2017.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include New Year traditions, history, resolutions, “best of” lists, and advice. 

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