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Wednesday links

Happy Guy Fawkes Day (tomorrow, actually), when God preserved us from the “secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish conspirators”.

British Counterfeiting During the American Revolution

Why Do They Call It ’Root Beer?’

Parents Tell Their Kids They Ate All Their Halloween Candy, Film The Reactions..

This Is Why You Scratch an Itch.

Inside the Paris Department Store where Nazis Shopped for Stolen Jewish Belongings.

ICYMIMonday’s links are here, and include the bug sex method of weather forecasting, bad dogs with guns, mice singing (but humans can’t hear them), and the 75th anniversary of Fantasia.


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