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Monday Links

Manliness lessons: How to undress in 20 seconds or less (in case you need to rescue someone who’s drowning), plus, so you can always be battle-ready — the Tactical Order of Dressing: An Illustrated Guide (as taught to military and emergency personnel).

The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code — Bill Benter wrote an algorithm that couldn’t lose at the track. Close to a billion dollars later, he tells his story for the first time.

Treadmills Were Meant to Be Atonement Machines.

How Doughnuts Are Made.

Human Thigh Bones Make the Best Bone Daggers, in Case You Were Wondering.

Neanderthals may have gone on sea voyages.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include Star Wars Day and International Respect for Chickens Day, the politics of the Louisiana Purchase, the Turkish roots of Swedish meatballs, strange cases of mass hysteria (including the mysterious dancing epidemic of 1518), and why we evolved to poop in the same place as our friends.

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