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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday links

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori? Today is the anniversary of the 480 BC battle of Thermopylae.

Man fought off armed would-be carjackers with high-pressure car wash sprayer.

Some people seem to need reminding: "We don’t negotiate with terrorists": the supercut.

Norway Considers Giving Finland a Mountain to Celebrate Its 100th Birthday.

Wooden skyscrapers: a roundup of tall timber buildings.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include a compilation of dancing in ‘80s movies, the habits of highly mathematical people, the opening ceremony of the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games, and, from 1944, head shots of all of the ways US intelligence thought Hitler might try to disguise himself.

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