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Monday Links

Cool: Jack the Ripper identified via DNA from a shawl found at one of the murder scenes.

First graders of 1988 make predictions about the Year 2000.

The truth we won’t admit: Drinking is healthy: Is the U.S. public-health establishment burying overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death? Related: Wine and exercise: a promising combination.

Video: If Disney princes were real, you wouldn’t want anything to do with them. 

Gallery of hummingbird close-ups.

From What IfWhat would happen if one person had all of the world’s money?

ICYMIFriday’s links are here, including weird medieval books, a rocket-powered motorcycle from the early 20th century, IBM’s strange 1937 corporate songbook, and adventures in early dentistry.


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