August 29, 2:14 a.m.: Skynet Becomes Self-aware.
How drunk were the Founding Fathers? Revolutionary-era Americans could drink you under the table.
Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions: The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador is “the largest pipe organ you’ve ever come across.”
Excellent Supercut of Improbable Weapons.
LBJ’s birthday was earlier this week: He was the President Who Marked His Territory.
ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, the U.S. Senate monorail (a private subway system under Washington D.C.), and the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in a.d. 79.