Magical Words Link Roundup 7-25-2017

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Kids born before 1990 dealt with an array of hazards that modern toymakers have mostly learned to avoid, from shattering glass balls to toxic fumes. (Editor’s note – I had most of these toys, and somehow didn’t die. Or lose a finger. So yay me!)

The Winds of Winter” is finally coming — probably.

A plan to build an ultrafast Hyperloop tube train has been given “verbal [government] approval” to connect large cities on the East Coast, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says.

You’ve all seen those claw machines. The game is rigged, of course, but if your heart is set on winning the prize, you will pump WAY more cash into the machine than it would be worth to just go out and buy the damned thing. So what’s this got to do with the Hugos?

Want to learn how to fight like an elf? Here are five tips.

Decades after his death in 1989, painter Salvador Dalí is continuing to make art, or at the very least, something surreal.

Someone needs to make a movie about Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It’d be a buddy fantasy for the ages.

In the summer of Wonder Woman, we haven’t heard much about Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, the woman who could wrestle alligators, run faster than a wildcat, beat up all nine of her older brothers, and be so nice that the bears would let her hibernate with them and the hornets would let her wear their big nests as Sunday hats.

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