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Wednesday Links

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.

How to Fight Multiple Assailants.

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.

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The 2020 campaign begins in earnest next week in Florida, when Donald Trump officially launches his reelection bid. On June 26, 20 Democratic candidates and five moderators hold the first of two nights of debates. Where do things stand? According to the polls, President Trump starts at a disadvantage. He has ... Read More