March 5th is the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech.
Stalin’s Doomed Meteorologist — imprisoned for “false weather forecasts,” he sent sketches to the family he’d never see again.
Here’s a monkey washing dishes.
Victorian beauty tips.
The Weird True Story of the Rise and Fall of the Waterbed
ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include why ballet dancers turn clockwise, a 1799 list of risk factors for spontaneous combustion (plus more recent science), GPS doodling via bicycle, and, for Dr. Seuss’s birthday, his little-known book of nudes: The Seven Lady Godivas (SFW).