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Tuesday Links

It’s Australia Day: When the United States declared independence and England could no longer send convicts here, they needed a new penal colony. The first fleet arrived in Australia on January 26, 1788.

‘A worm fell into my mouth. I gagged’: my life as a badger

Yes! Deep-frying vegetables makes them more nutritious

PSAs on movie-theater etiquette from 100 years ago

The evolution of Lucky Charms

Fifteen vintage photos of terrible steam-train accidents

ICYMIMonday’s links are here, and include strange habits of geniuses, how Wile E. Coyote explains the world, Burns Day (with extra haggis), why cats meow, and some impressive feats of wartime engineering.

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