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Deadliest Jobs in America

In All Things Considered, Health, International, NPR on January 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Two neat graphics from Planet Money:

Deadliest Jobs in America

What Americans Do For Work

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A look at Lincoln’s Inaugural menu

In Food, History, NPR, Politics, Pop Culture on January 21, 2013 at 9:46 pm

A day behind, but still worth sharing. Smithsonian Magazine writer Megan Gambino recently wrote about Lincoln’s menu for his second inaugural ball – which ended in some-what of a food fight.  Listen to the NPR story here.

“The floor of the supper room was soon sticky, pasty and oily with wasted confections, mashed cake, and debris of fowl and meat…”

Menu for Lincoln's 2nd inaugural ball, March 6, 1865 [Smithsonian Institution / NPR.org]

Menu for Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural ball, March 6, 1865 [Smithsonian Institution / NPR.org]

Inauguration 101

In History, NPR, Politics, Pop Culture on January 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

5 interesting factoids about the inauguration that will surely help strengthen your Trivial Pursuit game.

And from ABC news, “12 surprising facts about Inauguration.” (quite fascinating, actually)

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