Happy Memorial Day:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Historical images of Arlington National Cemetery.

When the worst problem large cities had to deal with was horse manure. Slightly related: When San Francisco’s Chinatown Was Quarantined for Plague.

Belgian monks resurrect 220-year-old beer after finding recipe.

Advice from 1896: how to Drive an Electric Car.

Because I’ve been watching a lot of old Gunsmoke episodes recently: How Dodge City Became The Ultimate Wild West.

Will Hospitals Give Back an Amputated Limb if You Ask For It?

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include what happened to Napoleon’s looted art, why some countries drive on the left and others on the right, the pistachios that need police protection, composting dead family members, and illustrated guides to always being battle-ready – the tactical order of dressing and how to poop like a Samurai.