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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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Warning. SPOILERS are ahead. If you don’t want to know anything about episode two of the final season of Game of Thrones, stop reading. Now. One of my favorite moments in Peter Jackson's outstanding adaptation of Lord of the Rings happened in the final movie, The Return of the King. On the eve of Mordor's ... Read More