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Tuesday Links

February 5th is World Nutella Day — here’s a canonical list of Nutella recipes.

Mapping the Oceans — how cartographers saw the world in the 16th century.

Here’s a toilet seat that monitors your heart health.

I should have killed you when I had the chance — the movie supercut.

When the U.S. Interned Italians in Montana, They Rioted Over Olive Oil.

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. Photo Gallery of Early Supercomputers.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and are all February, Groundhog Day and Super Bowl related.

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