Add some weasel brain to your cheese to keep rats and mice away: Advice from 1649. Related, sort of: here's a list of risk factors from 1799 for spontaneous combustion, plus more recent science.
Brutally Honest Disney Movie Posters
Because it's that time of the year: Famous Writers’ Report Cards: Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, E.E. Cummings and more.
Kentucky's $30 Million Castle.
ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include People Painted To Look Like Animals, Technologies That Replace Super Powers, the History of the Sunflower, and the History Of Light. (including how much light, historically, you could get for a day's work:
Antiquity: 10 minutes (candle)
1800s: 5 hours (kerosene)
Today: 20,000 hours (electricity))