Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington was born on May 1.
Archaeologists Discover What May Be the World’s Oldest Crayon.
Floraphone: The WWI Plan To Turn America’s Trees Into Telephones.
A History of Tug-of-War Fatalities.
ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include Duke Ellington’s birthday, all about hummingbird love charm trafficking, a clickable map of every street tree in New York City, and some advice from the 16th century on avoiding brain scorpions: Take heede therefore ye smellers of Basil.