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Wednesday links

Beware – It’s the Ides of March. Related: when Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates, he insisted on a higher ransom.
The Evolution of Animation.

Two Irish villages claim that the skeleton of Napoleon’s horse belongs to them. But did the horse ever exist?

How Russians In 1960 Imagined the Year 2017.

After Social Security cards were introduced in 1936, some people had their number tattooed on their skin.
ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include Pi Day, Britain’s ship made of ice, why some car gas tanks are on the right and some on the left, and, for Einstein’s birthday, the story of the guy who kept his brain for 43 years,  


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