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1. Huh. As it turns out Mississippi finally ratified the 13th Amendment — the one banning slavery — two weeks ago. Unofficially, they became the last state to ratify the amendment back in … 1995.

2. If you spent as much time in an arcade as I did growing up (or just playing video games generally), then you’ll probably want to read Laura June’s piece for The Verge on ‘The Life and Death of the American Arcade‘.

3. Tim Carmody tracks how the Harlem Shake became the Internet phenomenon we all know and love. Which is a nice reminder of how disappointing this New York Times piece on making your video go viral was, and that Boing Boing’s Mark Frauenfelder offers up 10 tips for making your content great.

Here’s the video that started it all, btw.

4. I’m starting to wonder when some craft breweries will begin to merge instead of being bought by the likes of SABMillerCoorsABInBev.

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