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Monday Links

Yesterday, October 25, was the anniversary of three major battles – Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade, and Leyte Gulf: history, maps, Shakespeare, and documentaries, including one that contains Thomas Edison’s 1890 recording of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, reading his own poem Charge of the Light Brigade.

The science of Little House on the Prairie.

Dead men’s teeth: a history of dentures.

Video: Halloween pumpkin carving tricks

Instructions for servicemen serving overseas: How the Army handled cultural sensitivity training in WWII.

Once a book was published and galley proofs were in hand, there was no further use for the original manuscript, so Charles Darwin, father of ten, gave his kids the manuscript of On the Origin of Species to draw on. Here are the surviving pages, complete with drawings.

ICYMIFriday’s links are here, and include lots of Halloween-related links, why more firstborn kids need glasses, a gallery of photos from hot-air balloon festivals, a 400 ft long baguette and a pizza nearly a mile long, and recycling penicillin from patients’ urine.


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