Reading While Eating for February 13: Looking Back

Monday's links delve through the past and remember an icon who will go down in music history.

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A child, with eyelashes covered with frost, is seen along a street in the eastern Siberian city of Yakutsk in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia, on February 10, 2012. The air temperature in Yakutsk is about -35 degrees Celsius (-31 degrees Fahrenheit).

Hair Apparent: There’s a complicated science behind most things in life — even the shape of one’s hair in a ponytail. (New York Times)

Much Obliged: Celebrities! They’re just like us. Except when they write a thank-you note, it gets put in the history books. (Mental Floss)

Photographic Journey: See the most striking images from 37 years of LIFE magazine. (LIFE)

Dream Decor: This bathtub is made completely out of books. And it’s fully functional. (Flavorwire)

Kids These Days: Ready to feel simultaneously old and fearful of the future generation? Check out these tweets from people who don’t know who Paul McCartney is. (The Daily What)

Viral Video: A massive fountain in Dubai pays tribute to the late Whitney Houston. (Jezebel)