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Links 12/16: The Site Before Christmas

International Date Line In Judaism: Some authorities posit a “zone of pure doubt” stretching from longitudes 169W to 177E and containing Tonga, Samoa, and American Samoa, where it is so confusing when to observe Shabbat that Jews should just completely … Continue reading

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Links 12/16: Site Makes Right

The town of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky is supposedly named because it’s in a county whose shape looks like a monkey’s head, and the town is around where the eyebrow would be. A man involved in a homophobic hate killing and … Continue reading

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Links 11/16: Site Unseen

Attn fans of Research Agreements: China has reconstructed the Porcelain Tower Redditor justdoittimes5 looks up some data relevant to my Against Tulip Subsidies and finds that medical students who studied science in undergrad gain no advantage over those who did … Continue reading

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Links 10/16: New URLeans

Hey, remember that time when Merv, Turkmenistan was the largest city in the world? What about when it was Dobrovody, Ukraine? Here’s a helpful cheat sheet if you’re feeling a little lost. Marble quarries somehow look both exactly how you … Continue reading

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Links 9/16: URL Of The Chaldees

500 BC: Buddha preaches a message of peace and compassion. 1411 AD: China and Sri Lanka go to war over the Buddha’s tooth. More on confusing effects of school entry age: in Brazil, students who enter first grade later get … Continue reading

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Links 8/16: On My Right Hand Michael; On My Left Hand URL

Have you heard of Desert Bus, the terrible game about driving a bus for eight real-time hours through a monotonous desert landscape? You have? Then did you know it’s part of Penn and Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of … Continue reading

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Links 8/16: Ode On A Grecian URL

Israel now gets 55% of its water from desalinization and has gone from drought-stricken to having more than enough to share. Related: Jeff Kaufman on the economics of desalinization in California. Long 2004 piece by Atul Gawande on ranking doctors … Continue reading

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Links 7/16: Grad, Div, and URL

I’ve previously disagreed with the restrictions on suboxone prescribing. Now the Obama administration has relaxed some of those restrictions, almost tripling the number of suboxone patients doctors can treat from 100 to 275. Very big (n = 15,000) Romanian study … Continue reading

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Links 7/16: Peter Linklage

Newspapers showed the picture of a man who died in the terrorist attacks on Paris last year. But somebody who is clearly the same man was shown as being killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting last month. And now the … Continue reading

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Links 6/15: URLing Toward Freedom

Did you know England has one of the highest rates of tornadoes per unit area of anywhere in the world? Why do some schools produce a disproportionate share of math competition winners? May not just be student characteristics. My post … Continue reading

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