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Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday links

T'was the Overnight Before Christmas: The Merry Tale of How Air Cargo Deregulation Led To Amazon

How to Cook an Egg with Magnets.

A day that will live in infamy: It's the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor: some history, contemporaneous newsreels, and a Monty Python re-enactment.

The Glamorous, Sexist History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge

Interactive map shows all the ways medieval London could kill you.

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include the anniversary of the end of prohibition, how wombats produce square poo, a selection of weird nativity sets, and the history of Jingle Bells.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday links

The precursor to the war on drugs - Prohibition in the United States began on January 16, 1920 and ended on December 5, 1933. Related: here's Winston Churchill's doctor's note allowing him to drink "unlimited" alcohol in prohibition-era America.

Scientists Solve Mystery of How Wombats Produce Cubed Poo.

A selection of weird nativity sets.

Field of dreams: heartbreak and heroics at the World Plowing Championships.