Today is V.E. Day: on May 8, 1945, World War 2 ended in Europe.
How the 1969 “Paul McCartney is Dead” Hoax Started at an American College Newspaper and Went Viral.
The physics of fizz.
The recent release of Avenger’s: Engame brings to mind another Captain America movie — the 1973 Turkish version in which he teams up with a Mexican wrestler and fights evil Spider-Man (who murders people with, among other things, shower nozzles and guinea pigs).
The Strange Tale of the Great 1911 Trans-Saharan Ostrich Heist.
ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include the dark origins of Snow White, plastic surgeons sculpting belly fat into chiseled six-packs, the history and invention of Jell-O, and, for Oliver Cromwell’s birthday, his excellent (and evergreen) speech throwing out the corrupt parliament (plus the posthumous travels of his head).