September 14, 1861: The Night of the Flaming Ballerinas.
Beat the Carnies: The Secrets to Winning 5 Popular State Fair Games.
Munch's "The Scream" without the screaming person, for example: Subtracting Art: Subjects Photo-Edited from Famous Paintings.
Reading recently about Common Core, let's not forget how much schools had already been dumbed down: From the archives, check out this test for eighth graders in Kentucky dated 1912.
1799, Humphry Davy, future President of the Royal Society, really got into laughing gas. “O, Excellent Air Bag”: Humphry Davy and Nitrous Oxide.
Now That Cars Have Black Boxes, Am I Being Tracked? Who gets access to the info in your vehicle’s event data recorder?
ICYMI, Thursday's links are here, and include photos of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization, a 1940's booklet to “assist male bosses in supervising their new female employees", and goldfish brain surgery.