Thursday, December 31, 2020

Friday Links!

I'm going to lead off the New Year with C. Lee links, because he has consistently contributed at the highest level for a long time.

First off, an excellent rabbit hole: The Year Flour Was King. This is fascinating: The Satisfaction of Mathematically Efficient Christmas Cookies. This is tremendously thoughtful: It’s A Wonderful Life shows the unending cost of being good. This is horrific: Oregon Hospitals Didn't Have Shortages. So Why Were Disabled People Denied Care? Hey, they puzzle me, too: 50 Americanisms That Don’t Make Sense To Foreigners. The butterfly effect here is extremely interesting: Style of eyeglass frame Lennon wore at death soon back on sale.

From James L., and it's a magnificent piece of journalism: The Plague Year: The mistakes and the struggles behind America’s coronavirus tragedy

From David Gloier, and this answers my question about reindeer positions on the sled by using a similar (and real) sport: Dogs on the line. Enjoy, Meg!

From Wally, and it's an interesting idea: Japan to launch first WOODEN satellite by 2023. Well, I'll be damned: The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Probably Not Real. This is fascinating: Asteroid chips that look like charcoal

From Marc Klein, and it's a terrific story: Former sportswriter lives the good life after opening a bar in Thailand

Site Meter