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Library Link of the Day: Tattooing in the Civil War Was a Hedge Against Anonymous Death

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “In 1876, on Oak Street between Oliver and James, a long-lost block of lower Manhattan that now lies underneath a housing project built in the 1950s, a New York Times reporter found the sign he had been looking for—“Tattooing … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Science Behind Why the Earth Isn’t Flat

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “On March 24, 2018, flat-earther Mike Hughes set out prove that the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee. The plan: Strap himself to a homemade steam-powered rocket and launch 52 miles into sky above California’s Mojave Desert, where … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?

Courtesy of The World Economic Forum: “What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Elkhorn Ghost Town

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “Silver fever took hold of Montana in the latter half of the 1800s, after several silver deposits were discovered in the aptly nicknamed Treasure State. Silver production boomed, second only to Colorado, and many small towns sprung up … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: All the Bizarre Things Our Readers Have Found on the Beach

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: SUMMER IS THE RIGHT TIME to wander aimlessly, and the beach is a great place to do it. But you have to watch your step: the ocean is always tossing up weird trash and treasures, from rainbow-colored plastic … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: ‘Toughest foot race on Earth’ covers 150 miles through Sahara desert

Courtesy of the Star Tribune: “Under a hot desert sun and with the desolation of the Sahara all around, about 1,000 competitors from 50 countries took part in this year’s Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands. The 33rd … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Rubel Castle – Explore the most unique castle in all of Southern California

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “When he was 18, Michael Rubel bought 2.5 acres of a citrus orchard in Glendora, California. Therein, he quickly set to fulfilling his childhood dream of owning and living in a real castle. Over 26 years, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

Courtesy of The Atlantic: “It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me. Schmidt is the director of nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Fuel with this Fruit

Courtesy of Furthermore: “Every athlete knows that education is a crucial part of performance. Sport and exercise research, insight from top trainers, science, and technology help you to better understand your body so you can craft a healthier lifestyle, workouts, and recovery plan. Cyclists … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Reading Daily Can Actually Add a Year to Your Life

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Some hobbies are just better for you than others are. Jogging is better for your heart than Solitaire is, and puzzles will probably improve your mental acuity more than rugby. And when it comes to reading, well, … Continue reading

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