Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday Links!

This is a terrific read: The crowdfunded phone of the future was a multimillion-dollar scam. Also, and this is a big deal, it's Colombia confirms that dreaded fungus has hit its banana plantations.

From Daniel Willhite, and this is terrific: One Year of Lightning.

From Wally, and it's another search for Earhart (there have been so many): Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue. This is bizarre: The women who tasted Hitler's food. This is an excellent read: The last magnetic pole flip saw 22,000 years of weirdness. This is amazing, and what a dog! Go long! Really long!

From C. Lee, and this is hugely concerning: Asia's 'zombies' concentrated in India, Indonesia and South Korea. This is a cool idea: Smithsonian Scientists are Using Ginko Leaves to Study Climate Change--and They Need Your Help. I didn't know: Why Are So Many Different Drinks Called Horchata? This is fantastic: How a Literary Prank Convinced Germany That ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Was Real. Thought-provoking: Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman. An excellent read (check out the Kuba Comet!): How the television transformed our homes.

From Les Bowman, and it's a brilliant and sobering read: American Wealth Is Broken.

From Brian Brown, and EA's defense is truly hilarious: The flawed Kinder Egg defence.

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