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Thursday Links

The massive 19th-century fight over Sunday mail delivery.

The U.S. Air Force Learned to Code and Saved the Pentagon Millions.

Male contraceptive advice: Just wear a polyester sling, and let the heat and the electrostatics do all the work, with bonus Monty Python.

Skittles and Nine Holes, or Bumble Puppy: sporting pastimes in the Georgian era.

The Cutting-Edge Science That Can Turn Everyday Objects, Like a Bag of Chips, Into a Listening Device.

How People Created Ice in the Desert 2,000 Years Ago: the ancient art of “night-sky cooling.”

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include Nikola Tesla’s birthday, the U. S. Navy’s 1920’s ice-cream barge, how alcohol and caffeine helped create civilization, and eye-searing fashion ads from the 1970s.


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