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Thursday Links

This Bill of Mortality shows the death tally of all city parishes in London for the week of Aug 15 – 22, 1665. The Plague is the number one cause of death, followed by various fevers, consumption, and Griping in the Guts.

From 1822 – Kite-Drawn Carriages.

A short history of the master bathroom.

Scorpions are almost always milked by hand, which is why their venom is worth $39 million per gallon.

World’s oldest surviving melody is 3400 years old.

How Much Money Do You Save by Cooking at Home?

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include Stonewall Jackson’s birthday (and his left arm’s separate grave), how duct tape is made, life in ancient Mongolia, Britain’s worst ice skating accident,(which left 41 dead), and that time the doctors pumped 15 cans of beer into a patient’s body.

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