Thursday, March 10, 2022

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Eric Lundquist, and what a fantastic story: In the Grand Canyon, the U.S. Postal Service still delivers mail by mule.

From Meg McReynolds, and it sounds like an exciting career opportunity: What’s a ‘grizzly bear conflict manager’? $100,000 job isn’t for the faint-hearted. Meg is the official Dubious Quality Sled Dog Link Submitter: No Huskies, No Problem: These Unexpected Sled Dogs Have Serious Pull.

From David Gloier, and this definitely checks out: Japan’s ‘killing stone’ splits in two, releasing superstitions amid the sulphur springs.

From Wally, and this is fascinating: NASA is just now opening a vacuum-sealed sample it took from the moon 50 years ago. Promising, potentially: Reprogrammed bacterium turns carbon dioxide into chemicals on industrial scale.

From C. Lee, and it's not encouraging: ‘Yes, He Would’: Fiona Hill on Putin and Nukes. A This American Life episode on Putin: The Other President. Infrastructure: FEEDING THE BEAR: A CLOSER LOOK AT RUSSIAN ARMY LOGISTICS AND THE FAIT ACCOMPLI. This really, really pisses me off. As I've said before, stupid is not a side: False Claims of U.S. Biowarfare Labs in Ukraine Grip QAnon. Okay, off the Russia links, and this is delightful: When the Government Tried—and Failed—to Silence Catwoman | The New Yorker Documentary. I've always wondered about this: How Is Worcestershire Sauce Made? | How Do They Do It? It seems like an improvement: The Medieval Influencer Who Convinced the World to Drink Tea—Not Eat It.

Lastly, from Ken Piper, and I've never read an article that sounds more like something Eli and I would do: Why I'm Locked in a $1,000 Death Race Against My Own Son.

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