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Monday Links

It’s the birthday of Wilfred Owen, the best of the WWI War Poets.

How Iranians made ice cream 2,000 years ago.

A Roman Bathhouse Still in Use After 2,000 Years in Algeria.

Sound effects — What the Movies Don’t Tell Us We’re Hearing. Related — This 1938 Film Shows How Sound Effects Were Made for Serial Radio Shows.

Can you pass the test NASA gave potential astronauts in 1958?

Why Did Women Start Wearing Makeup?

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the Ides of March, a couple who have eaten at the same restaurant six nights a week for 15 years, Saint Patrick’s Day origins, seat belt history, and Spring cleaning in the 19th Century.


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