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Monday Links

Hovering tree in Germany.

For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings: It’s Richard II’s 647th birthday.  Kind of related: five hardcore deaths suffered by Roman emperors.

Is Iron Man made of Lego?

That time we nearly nuked Canada (with their permission).

The origin of the deadline.

From the archives, a must-listen: woman’s rant about the government encouraging (via crossing signs) deer to cross busy roads.

Do fat people stay warmer than thin people? (They could have saved the taxpayer dollars and asked a few of those of us with enhanced subcutaneous insulation.)

ICYMI, Friday’s links, including deadliest actors and normally proportioned Barbie, are here.