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Tuesday Links

Dorothy Parker’s birthday: quotes, poems, a brief bio, and the weird journey of her ashes.

The etymology of “orange”: Which came first, the color or the fruit?

History of Money Design: How Did American Dollar Bills Change?

These awkward Russian glamour photos are a hoot.

How dinosaurs became birds.

Smartphone screens found to be more than three times dirtier than a toilet seat.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the histories of 1) macaroni and cheese, and 2) posthumous executions, the anniversary of the death of climate-change hero Genghis Khan, Steve Jobs illegitimate daughter, and Davy Crockett’s birthday.

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