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Wednesday links

Physics of superheroes: Batman’s powers questioned by scientists.

The History of Revolving Restaurants.

Traditional Japanese Spider Fighting.

Really bad book covers (and books).

Joel Slater, the Stateless Man.

Operation Acoustic Kitty: Cold War attempt to eavesdrop via transmitters implanted into cats. 

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include the summer solstice, the economics of peeing in the shower, healthy summer advice from 1656, state liquor law history, and what will happen if GPS fails.

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