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Thursday links

The Battle of Borodino, on which War and Peace and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture are based, took place on September 7, 1812.

Drinking cold water and other 19th century causes of death.

What Did Houses For Ordinary People In Sumer Look Like?

How dictionaries decide which words are obsolete.

Three simple rules for building a tower, if you are a fire ant.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include photos from the world’s largest annual tomato fight, what happened the day Van Gogh cut off his ear, tater tot history, Neanderthal glue, and the 1921 intelligence test that Thomas Edison gave to job seekers.


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