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Thursday Links

October 25 is the anniversary of three major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade, and Leyte Gulf — including a documentary on the Charge of the Light Brigade with graphic quotes from survivors and the original 1890 recording (made by Thomas Edison) of Alfred Tennyson reading part of his famous poem.

Scientists say Mount Vesuvius made people’s heads explode.

The partisan makeup of different occupations.

Videos: pumpkin-carving tricks and NASA’s Pumpkin Carving Competition.

A gallery of 1930s-era British open-air schools.

Scary dog costumes and instructions for pet costumes.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include an explanation of the chemicals that give Autumn leaves their colors, a self-cleaning house, an excellent site for DIY intelligent women’s costumes, and lessons from the Sioux in how to turn a boy into a man.

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