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Tuesday links

August 29th, 2:14 AM: Skynet Becomes Self-aware.

When Margarine Was Contraband. Related: Operation Margarine: Tracing the wartime rise of ersatz butter.

How Depression-Era Women Made Dresses Out of Chicken Feed.

Physiognomy of eyebrows: everything you wanted to know about eyebrow interpretation from the 16th century.

How and when did humans first discover fire?

Accidental Discoveries that Revolutionized Medicine.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the invention of air conditioning, why fly eyes, honeycombs, and soap bubbles are hexagons, some extremely cool wind-propelled sculptures, and a set of creepy and beautiful Scooby Doo background paintings.


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