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Whatever is dreamed on this night, will come to pass; the summer solstice is June 21 at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Time. Related, Fridgehenge: To celebrate the solstice, British guy recreated Stonehenge using old refrigerators.

Gallery: Cars with Propellers.

During the Great Depression, “Penny Restaurants” Fed the Unemployed.

How to Have a Healthy Summer: Advice from 1656: You’ll need to drink feebl green Wine and eschue the company of women.

Operation Acoustic Kitty: (Unsuccessful) Cold War attempt to eavesdrop via transmitters implanted into cats:

CIA staffers drove Acoustic Kitty to the park and tasked it with capturing the conversation of two men sitting on a bench. Instead, the cat wandered into the street, where it was promptly squashed by a taxi.

Alcohol — is there anything it can’t do? Drunk People Are Better at Creative Problem Solving.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo (including, of course, a Lego re-enactment), the sport of motor-ball (a.k.a. soccer on motorcycles), prayers to stop a dog from barking, and where to hit someone (aside from their wallet) to do the most damage.

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‘We Can’t Afford It’

Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More
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When the Press Sees Red

You’ve probably seen the viral footage of a Native American beating his drum, surrounded by a crowd of students from Covington Catholic high school. One of them, wearing a MAGA hat, is right in front of him, with a smirk on his face. It was an odd moment combining the end of the March for Life, which the ... Read More