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Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday links

In honor of Columbus day, here’s a list of the top 10 accidental discoveries, and the story of that time Columbus tricked Jamaicans using knowledge of upcoming lunar eclipse. Related; Columbus has been cleared of importing syphilis from the Americas to Europe.

The history of Oktoberfest is much bigger than beer.

October 10th, 732 - the clash of civilizations at the Battle of Tours (and how it shaped history).

Here's an excellent site for DIY intelligent women's costumes.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include a gallery of bridges made from living roots, senior moment science,  UFO detectors, and, from 1930, Information Tests To Try On Your Children.

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