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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday links

Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: history, quotes, Horrible Histories and Monty Python explanations. Related, Mark Steyn's The Field Where Liberty Was Sown, on re-learning those lessons.

The Incredibly Weird Story Behind Tetris.

Ulysses fan, or just a fan of hanging out in an Irish pub? June 16 is Bloomsday - here's my favorite quote from Joyce's obscenity trial:
“[i]n respect of the recurrent emergence of the theme of sex in the minds of [Joyce's] characters, it must always be remembered that his locale was Celtic and his season Spring.”
What Species Would Become Dominant On Earth If Humans Died Out?

Wedding Night Games Are Awkward All Around the World.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include Flag Day and the birthday of the U.S. Army, exoskeletons for the elderly, how donating your body to science works, and macaroni and cheese summer cocktails.

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