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Wednesday links

For fans of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: don’t panic – today is Towel Day!

From 32 starlings in the 1890s to 200 million now: The Shakespeare Fanatic Who Introduced the Bard’s Birds to America.

Not The Onion: NYC Mayor Proposes $2 Million Deer Vasectomy Campaign.

The Science of Laziness: Is There a Couch-Potato Gene?

Color Palettes From Famous Movie Scenes.

Separate evolution – Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures.

ICYMIMonday’s links are here, and include advice from c. 1450 on soothing a teething baby, the last tribe of headhunters, how to become a mutant, and survival tips from 100 years ago. Also, an answer to an age old question: could you get drunk from drinking a drunk person’s blood?

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