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Tuesday links

It’s Rita Hayworth’s birthday: here’s an excellent compilation of her dancing, set to Stayin’ Alive.

John Quincy Adams’ Obsession with Weights and Measures.

How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth’s Laws?

Here’s A Giant Drunk Puppet Roaming The Streets Of An Irish City. Related, an 1860s series of photos illustrating the ’5 stages of inebriation’.

Nathan Straus and the Milk Stations That Saved the Lives of New York City Kids.

We ate the world’s spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, then wrote this article about it.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the anniversary of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, a part-time monarch who’s also a full-time auto mechanic, White House leaks from Abe Lincoln’s presidency, and a joyful rock version of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”.

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