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Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday links

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include a set of poorly translated English language T-shirts spotted in Asian countries, history's worst waiter, urban and wilderness survival hacks, air conditioning history, and the 100 day delivery process from the east to west coast before trains.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday links

It's the time of year to think about air conditioning: invention, historical reactions, an Arthur Miller column on the days before air-conditioning, how to build your own air conditioner for $8, more.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include a Vitruvian Man action figure, the anniversary of D-Day, a Hungarian first gravedigging contest, a map of each state’s favorite Google question, an update on railgun development (and how they work).

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

These poorly translated English language T-shirts spotted In Asia are a hoot

Most of these, I assume, are translation fails, although in some cases it's hard to imagine what the intended translation was. This set is OK for work; there are more (some of which are NSFW) at Bored Panda.

Related: Chinese restaurant menu fails.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday links

Today is the anniversary of D-Day: quotes (Shakespeare, Eisenhower, Churchill), videos (footage, FDR's and Reagan's speeches), lots of links. Related: The Gear, Gadgets and Weaponry of a D-Day Paratrooper.

Town installs giant inflatable turd to deter bad dog owners.

Railguns: A First Look at America’s Supergun.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include the anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk, the 1909 Cherry Mine disaster, the NSA's exceedingly weird guide to the internet, and Goat Trauma Awareness Month.