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Wednesday links

Gallery of hand-colored botanical engravings from 1809.

Why do people want to eat babies?

How Do You Get 1.21 GigaWatts For Your Time Machine?

If you suddenly began rising steadily at one foot per second, how exactly would you die?

2013 Beard And Mustache Championships.

What The Monopoly Properties Look Like In Real Life.

Amazing Intricate Sand Sculptures.

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Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Defaces Its Façade

The facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1902, contains four large niches that might display sculpture but have traditionally been left empty. This was prudent good taste on the Met's part, since sculpture on buildings is a tricky business that few artists in our age of ... Read More
Elections

Story Time with David Brooks

His latest column imagines a future in which Elizabeth Warren wins the next presidential election. Warren won convincingly. The Democrats built a bigger majority in the House, and to general surprise, won a slim Senate majority of 52 to 48. After that election, the Republicans suffered a long, steady decline. ... Read More