It's Brave New World author Aldous Huxley's birthday.
10 Relics From the Horse-Powered City Hiding in Plain Sight
Why do monks have strange haircuts?
What happens when you leave a tetherball hanging in the forest
CNN headquarters was built on an abandoned psychedelic theme park. Kind of related: The Business of Building Roller Coasters.
A brief history of prosthetic limbs.
ICYMI, Thursday's links are here, and include how baby flamingos become pink, the lengths taken to make Abraham Lincoln look good in photos, when Paris flooded in 1910, and why red M&M's disappeared for a decade.