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Mother’s Day Links

Grandmothers gave humans longer lifespans.

Notes on the History of Mother’s Day: Five Things Worth Knowing.

For your wino mom or wife on Mother’s Day: FlaskScarf, tampon flasks, or the Wine Rack

Anna Jarvis invented Mother’s Day, then spent the rest of her life fighting against it.

The Eight Best Mothers in the Animal Kingdom, and the 15 worst.

Top Ten Mothers in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

A Biologist’s Mother’s Day Song: Slightly more than half of everything I am is thanks to you.

Six Unforgettable Movie Mothers and the Real Moms They Depicted.

Don’t get along with your mom? This might help:

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include what happens to birds during a hurricane, early attempts to produce the flying car we were supposed to have by now, Amazon reviews left by scientists (“Fits neatly inside a lizard’s cloaca.”), and, for J. M. Barrie’s birthday, the dark side of Peter Pan.


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