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Wednesday Links

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879: Here’s a short bio, video, an explanation of gravitational waves, and the strange post-mortem travels of his brain. Related: Einstein’s forgotten inventions.

Why did ancient people drill holes in their heads?

The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files.

3.14: Happy Pi Day.

The woman who thought she was married to Napoleon.

Death-Defying 40-ft Vertical Plunges: The High-Diving Horsewomen of Atlantic City.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include solving crimes with knot analysis, Daylight Saving Time history (including Ben Franklin’s proposal), a street-legal jet-powered Volkswagen Beetle, and, for Chuck Norris’s 78th birthday, his five most badass movies, supercut of Norris’s best kicks and a bunch of Norris “facts.”

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