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Tuesday links

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” It’s the birthday of H.L. Mencken, noted curmudgeon, satirist, and political and cultural critic.

“Jay Walking” and the Fight for the Streets.

The Paradox of the Elephant Brain – with three times as many neurons, why doesn’t the elephant brain outperform ours?

From 1930, Information Tests To Try On Your Children.

The Biggest Things Ever to Be Transported by Sea.

Having a beer might help get your creative juices flowing.

ICYMI, Thursday’s links are here, and include drinking cold water and other 19th century causes of death, three simple tower-building  rules for fire ants, and the anniversary of the Battle of Borodino, on which War and Peace and the 1812 Overture are based.


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