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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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Global Quickies: Victim Blaming, Blasphemy, and Rent Subsidies

SINGAPORE “A popular magazine for teenagers in Singapore has been forced to apologise after its agony aunt was accused of victim-blaming in her reply to a letter about rape. Teenage …

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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: Because I was a girl, Disability Intersectionality Summit, and Gwen Ifill

Because I was a girl, I was told… – “There will be no female president come January. But in the days leading up to the election, there was a distinct …

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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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Global Quickies: Major Sins, Unlucky Buildings, and Nazi Tatoos

CANADA “A Muslim police chaplain has faced criticism after he reportedly said women commit “a major sin” if they refuse to have sex with their husbands.” FRANCE “Staff at some …

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