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Wednesday links

Turns out that you should either have a puppy or a Roomba, but not both: When the Roomba runs over dog poop.

Vaguely Olympic links: Hy-Brassil: Irish origins of Brazil, an infographic of how Human Athletes Fare Against Average Animals, and a brief history of athletes drinking their own urine.

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and hero of the Alamo, was born on August 17.

What Happened in the Seconds, Hours, and Weeks After the Dino-Killing Asteroid Hit Earth?

Erwin Schrödinger’s (he of the famous half-dead cat) birthday: explanation, quotes, jokes, video.

From 1779: His Royal Highness, the Teen-Aged Midshipman.

A Visual History of the Human Pyramid.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include car hacking, Revolutionary War Olympics, predicting weather with bug sex, and travel tips from the age of Napoleon.

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