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Wednesday links

Anyone remember George Burns and Gracie Allen? Here’s the story of Gracie Allen’s 1940 White House Run.

McDonald’s Employee with Down Syndrome to Retire After 32 Years.

The Electric Baths of Japan.

The French word for “paperclip” is “trombone”.

One man’s dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way.

The Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction: Rasputin.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include the invention of the Slinky, endurance tickling, Skynet self-awareness day, the history of pay toilets, and notable warning signs and labels.

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