January 17 is Ben Franklin’s birthday – bio, quotes, videos, his 200 synonyms for drunk, the bodies found in his basement, and more.
Alexa, What Are You Doing With My Family’s Personal Info?
How to Build an Igloo.
Gorgeous X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals.
For Al Capone’s birthday, here’s the story of that time he bought large blocks of stock in miniature golf construction companies.
Method of Women’s Self Defense: Vintage Photos From 1906 Illustrate Modes for Warding Off a Street Bully or Foul.
ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include why toll-free numbers start with 800, the ultimate paper airplane (a paper Boeing 777), why gadgets are called “doohickeys”, the anniversary of prohibition in the United States, and why tequila is good for you.