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Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday links

D-Day plus 25,567: quotes (Shakespeare, Eisenhower, Churchill, more), videos (footage, FDR's and Reagan's speeches, more), lots of links.

How large would a flock of birds need to be before it collapsed under the weight of its own gravity?

How Many Fictional Planets Do You Know? Take the test - it's more difficult than I thought it would be.

For $20K, Game of Thrones Author Will Write You Into Future Novel Then Kill You Off In A Grisly Manner.

Gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and customer sales: Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die. (Update: per commenters here and at The Corner, this has been somewhat debunked by Snopes)

Pool Guy Saves Drowning Squirrel’s Life With CPR.

ICYMI, Thursday's links are here, including crab-castrating parasites, the thermodynamics and chemistry of barbecue, and Mozart's scatological humor.


  1. Snopes lists the "unsold cars" story as false.

  2. squirrels are evil and should be killed, not just allowed to die. I offer as proof this Dilbert strip: