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Wednesday Links

Kurt Vonnegut’s 1945 letter home after imprisonment in an underground slaughterhouse (Slaughterhouse Five) during the Dresden bombing.

How Scientists Taught a Spider to Jump on Demand.

A Brief History of America’s Appetite for Macaroni and Cheese.

May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans.

18th-century tips on managing servants.

Remembering When Only Barbarians Drank Milk: “Butter eater” was once a terrible insult.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include Memorial Day links, inside JFK’s door-to-door search for a French call girl (and why she had to look like Jackie), the evolution of the “Beauty and the Beast” story, and the greatest missing art masterpieces.


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