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Wednesday Links

On February 29, 1504, Columbus tricked Jamaicans out of supplies using knowledge of an upcoming lunar eclipse.

Before he was president, Abraham Lincoln went on a terrible blind date.

Historical European Martial Art: a crossroad between academic research, martial heritage re-creation and martial sport practices.

Why Do Cats Meow?

100 years ago — Harvard’s 1917-1918 midterm and final exams from Principles of Economics.

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include the anniversary of the 1945 assault on Iwo Jima, the Nazi-era world’s longest kayak journey, the romantic benefits of snail slime, and a supercut of movie characters cursing without cursing.

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