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.