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Links 6/19

[Epistemic status: I have not independently verified each link. On average, about two of the links in each links post turn out to be wrong or misleading, as found by commenters. I correct these as I see them, but can’t … Continue reading

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Links 4/2019

[Epistemic status: I have not independently verified each link. On average, about two of the links in each links post turn out to be wrong or misleading, as found by commenters. I correct these as I see them, but can’t … Continue reading

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Links 3/19: Linkguini

The Obama Presidential Library is starting to come together. It’s very modern-looking, but not in a bad way. Related: did you know that Dan Quayle has the only (?) unofficial vice-presidential library? And that Jefferson Davis has a presidential library … Continue reading

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Links 1/19: Linkguistics

If ant trails accidentally form a circle, ants can get stuck in an ant vortex forever, spinning themselves to death. Maybe you’ve heard of Buran, the Soviet space shuttle. But maybe you didn’t know the story behind why it was … Continue reading

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Links 12/18: Boughs Of Hollink

A Swedish news team went to Gotland to film a segment on the problem of amateur treasure-hunters disturbing archaeological sites. To collect footage, one of them borrowed a metal detector and went around an archaeological site in what they figured … Continue reading

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Links 11/18: MayflowURL

In 532, the Byzantines and Persians signed what they called The Perpetual Peace, so named because it was expected to last forever. It lasted eight years. After the ensuing war, the Byzantines and Persians, now less optimistic, named their new … Continue reading

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Links 10/18: +1 Insiteful

Mark Hofmann, master forger, built a comfy career for himself forging documents that discredited Mormonism and selling them to Mormon officials who wanted to cover them up – for example, a letter in which Joseph Smith confessed that instead of … Continue reading

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Links 8/18: URLin Wall

DMT users are building a “psychedelic temple” on a site in upstate New York that “aligns with the solar plexus of a projected goddess”, and it looks exactly like you would expect. A new AI will draw a picture based … Continue reading

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Links 7/18: URL Mountains

British soldier James Brooke was wounded in the Anglo-Burmese War and the military wouldn’t let him continue serving with his injury. He decided to go adventuring, got a ship, one thing led to another, and he ended up as king … Continue reading

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Links 6/18: Linkonberry Jam

Scientists Share The Worst Stock Photos Of Their Jobs. A subreddit for somnivexillology, the study of flags that appear in dreams. In 1962, a pair of con artists claimed to be representatives of the Incan gods and used their charisma … Continue reading

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