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Wednesday links

These poorly translated English language T-shirts spotted In Asia are a hoot.

18 Urban and Wilderness Survival Hacks That Would Make MacGyver Proud.

The Worst Waiter in History.

It’s the time of year to think about air conditioning: invention, historical reactions, an Arthur Miller column on the days before air-conditioning, how to build your own for $8, more.

The Sticky History of Adhesives.

When Express Delivery to California Meant 100 Grueling Days at Sea.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include a Vitruvian Man action figure, the anniversary of D-Day, a Hungarian gravedigging contest, a map of each state’s favorite Google question, and an update on railgun development (and how they work).

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The New, New Anti-Semitism

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