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Links We Love: 2/6/2016

by Team Fathom

Photo courtesy of Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector.

What we were clicking on and talking about this week at #FathomHQ.

OMG! I figured out why Americans of the 1930s and '40s talked with an English accent. – Daniel, editorial assistant

Speaking of how English got to be that way, Messy Nessy Chic also found a fun cartoon video about hidden French phrases in English words. Like debonair, which is made from "de bon air." – Pavia, founder

Couldn't make it to Mardi Gras this year? Put together your own Fat Tuesday celebration with an adaption of Sucre's beautiful king cake. – Berit, editor

New York City just proposed a plan to create a streetcar line connecting Queens and Brooklyn. To which I say, finally! (It's taxing spending an hour on two trains to get somewhere I could drive to in twenty minutes.) But this line wouldn't be our first. Here's a brief history of light rail in NYC. – Daniel

Now you can find the world's most beautiful stamps in one place. – Berit

I'm loving this new artfully feng shiu'd and very elegant public swimming pool just outside Paris. – Pavia

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