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Thursday links

February 5th is World Nutella Day – here’s a canonical list of Nutella recipes.

Some Super Bowl reading:

Life magazine archive of photos from Super Bowl 1.

An Animated Guide To American Football For Liberals, Ladies and Limeys.

Super Bowl stadiums made from meat.

Football during WWII, when almost all able-bodied men joined the military: The combined Steelers/Eagles team called the Steagles.

Were footballs ever actually made of pigskin?

14 Fun Facts About Broncos.

The Lost Tribe of Gypsy Harlots: The Mythical Invasion of the Super Bowl Hookers.

Top 10 Pyrrhic Victories

We’re the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include lots of groundhog stuff, outrunning a tyrannosaur, ridiculous (but true) tabloid headlines, ranking movie psychopaths, and experimental WWII aircraft.

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Story Time with David Brooks

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Defaces Its Façade

The facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1902, contains four large niches that might display sculpture but have traditionally been left empty. This was prudent good taste on the Met's part, since sculpture on buildings is a tricky business that few artists in our age of ... Read More