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Tuesday links

The Best Kitchen Gadget of the 1600s Was This Small, Short-Legged Dog.

That Old-Time Hucksterism: The Oddest Doohickeys of Industrial-Age Entrepreneurs.

Laser Weapons Will Turn Earth’s Atmosphere into Lenses, Deflector Shields.

Scots, wha hae – Happy Burns Day! Here’s a bio, Burns Supper instructions, and lots of haggis.

Amazing images of Tokyo before it was a city.

London Necropolis Railway: The Train For The Dead.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s birthday catastrophes, how a dead millionaire convinced dozens of women to have as many babies as possible, Picasso’s self-portraits from age 15 to age 90, and the story of Stonewall Jackson’s left arm’s separate grave.