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Thursday Links

Today is President James Garfield’s birthday. When he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet. Related, sort of: the Gettysburg Address was seven score and twelve years ago: history, photos, videos and more.

Why Reese’s are usually taxed but Kit Kats aren’t

Father borrows Go-Pro, holds it backwards and Accidentally Records Entire Vacation the Wrong Way as One Long Selfie.

Defenestration supercut: movie characters driving, falling, jumping and being thrown through glass windows.

The strangely successful history of people mailing themselves in boxes.

Woman wins fight to wear spaghetti strainer on her head for driver-license photo.

ICYMIMonday’s links are here, and include a 1968 memo to Gene Roddenberry about William Shatner’s disappearing wigs from the Star Trek set (plus a Monty Python/Star Trek mashup), photos of the Rolling Stones as kids, and a boat trip through the Paris sewer.


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