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Monday Links

In honor of Columbus Day, here’s a list of the top ten accidental discoveries. Related: Columbus cleared of importing syphilis from the Americas to Europe. Plus, that time Columbus tricked Jamaicans out of supplies using knowledge of an upcoming eclipse.

DIY colonoscopies. And here’s a roundup of funny colonoscopy videos.

The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world.

From the late 1800s, here’s a list of reasons for admission to an insane asylum. I’d be admitted several times.

2018 World Snail Racing Championship.

Why 95.8 Percent of Female Newscasters Have the Same Hair.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include Dimitri Shostakovich’s birthday, Georgian-era stand-up-comedy routines, hypnotic breast enlargement, and a short history of sleepwalking.

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Politics & Policy

‘We Can’t Afford It’

Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More
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When the Press Sees Red

You’ve probably seen the viral footage of a Native American beating his drum, surrounded by a crowd of students from Covington Catholic high school. One of them, wearing a MAGA hat, is right in front of him, with a smirk on his face. It was an odd moment combining the end of the March for Life, which the ... Read More