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Wednesday links

Yesterday was National Fruitcake Toss Day: here’s a video of people launching fruitcakes from trebuchets, catapults, air cannons, and giant sling shots.

Floridians and Mastodons Once Coexisted.

Know Your Sh!t – Identifying wildlife droppings.

This will get your morning off to a rousing start: a supercut of people falling and landing on vehicles, set to the cannon-punctuated finale of the 1812 Overture.

The Giant Concrete Arrows Across The U.S.

The Crazy Tricks Early Filmmakers Used To Fake Snow.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include a life-size T-Rex balloon animal, Isaac Asimov’s birthday (including his 1964 essay predicting life in 2014), an explanation of leap seconds, and video of the infamous 11′8″ tall “can opener” bridge shearing the tops off of trucks.

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