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Thursday links

Remember the song El Paso from the Breaking Bad finale? Here’s Steve Martin (in 1980) acting it out with a bunch of monkeys.

Moths Fondly Remember Plant Species Where They Lost Their Virginity.

Why McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets come in 4 shapes.

Turkey’s top religious body allows use of toilet paper.

Old School Bikinis: A Brief Compendium of the Itsy Bitsy.

The Duchess of Windsor Cook Book 1942: Pork Cake and Mrs. Hitler (Adolph’s sister-in-law).

ICYMIFriday’s links are here, and include dogs training their humans to keep petting, what happens when you crack your knuckles (including the researcher who cracked the knuckles in one hand only for over 60 years to see if he’d get arthritis), and 19th century measles mortality maps.

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