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Thursday links

January 17 is Ben Franklin’s birthday — bio, quotes, videos, his 200+ synonyms for drunk, the bodies found in his basement, and more.

The True Story Behind ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’.

Why dreams like flying, falling, being chased are so common, and how your brain creates them.

For Al Capone‘s birthday, here’s the story of that time he bought large blocks of stock in miniature golf construction companies.

The science of mucus.

Why Did Humans Lose Their Fur?

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include lots of snow-related stuff, animals that hunted our ancestors, the anniversary of prohibition, sneeze guard history, and igloo-building instructions.

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