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Quickies: SNL’s Depictions of Women Who Support Trump, Michael Lewis’s New Book, and Farming in Space

What happened to all of the drugs the media panicked about? – “The introduction of the internet decades later helped spread a new kind of drug craze. Like memes, stories …

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Quickies: Trevor Noah Matters, Chap Records, and Trump’s Treasury Pick

Trevor Noah didn’t “destroy” Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show. What he did was much better. – “But three weeks after Trump’s win, Noah has started to move on to …

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Quickies: MST3K, Ghost Testimony, and Women’s Healthcare Under Trump

Mystery Science Theater 3000: our 15 favorite moments – “This year’s offerings will be hosted by Hodgson and Jonah Ray, host of the upcoming season 11, with the film selections …

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Quickies: Delicious Pi, The Hygge Conspiracy, and Disgusting Food Advertisements

Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919 – “By studying the effects of cold weather on molasses, the researchers determined that the disaster was more fatal …

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Quickies: How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist, Draining the Swamp, and the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

The Futuristic Walkman of 1938 Wasn’t Very Portable – “Radio miniaturization was happening at a quick pace in the 1920s, and this was far from the only portable radio of …

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Quickies: Giving Nyarlathotep a Chance, Worst Sex Writing of the Year, and the History of Double Dare

How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages – “Some of the symbols shown relate to Venus (linked to copper), Mercury (linked to quicksilver), along with ‘primary catalysts’ …

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Quickies: Lobbying Congress, Homeopathic Treatments, and the Working Class

Obscure punk & fuzz by all-girl bands from the 1970s – These pictures are gorgeous and the songs are awesome. From Alex. How to Effectively Lobby Your Congressperson – “I …

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Quickies: Very Specific Museums, the Electoral College, and How to Spot Fake Data

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states – “There are several standard stories that I learned in school, and then there’s an emerging story that …

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