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Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday links

It's St. Bartholomew's Day - some history (including the massacre), a brief documentary, and Monty Python.

What Mathematics Has to Do With The Seven Bridges of Königsberg

U.S. Senate Monorail - A Private Subway System for Senators Under Washington D.C. Since 1909.

In the 1960s, the U.S. Government Set Off a Pair of Nukes Under Mississippi.

What could go wrong? Crocodiles have learned to use tools.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include why smartphone screens are three times dirtier than a toilet seat, Dorothy Parker's birthday (including the weird journey of her ashes), the etymology of 'orange', the history of U. S. dollar bill design changes, and an eye-searing set of awkward Russian glamour photos.

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