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The Largest Free Kitchen in the World: Discover India’s Golden Temple Which Serves 100,000 Free Meals Per Day.  openculture.com
"Things you can try to do to so your kid's not a dick about other people's weight."  evilwitches.substack.com
Study Finds American Women Delaying Motherhood Because The Whole Thing Blows.  theonion.com
Is America finally rethinking its disastrous, racist, ineffectual, and deadly War on Drugs? "Drugs should be handled by doctors and therapists, not cops and prison guards."  npr.org
Charles Kellogg could put out fires using just the sound of his voice. Another cracking story from @tedgioia.  tedgioia.substack.com
"We may be about to see the emergence of 'two Americas' of COVID: One with high rates of vaccination where the Delta variant poses little threat, and the other with low levels of vaccination that will be vulnerable to renewed deadly surges."  buzzfeednews.com
I think this is the first political ad I've ever seen that features time travel? Great commercial for @JonesForAR, who's running for governor of Arkansas.  youtube.com
The Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA's practice of banning "modest" education-related payments to student athletes, perhaps opening the door to paying athletes some of the billions that schools make from their sports participation.  nytimes.com
Feels: a Where's Waldo-type find-it game but with emoji.  gamesforcrows.itch.io · via @waxpancake
A career waiter explains why restaurants are having trouble hiring staff. "Workers are staying away because the industry has never treated them with respect..."  grubstreet.com
What if every time Captain Picard pulled his shirt down, his comm badge popped off?  facebook.com
A new study indicates the high death rate of Black Americans during the pandemic was due primarily to the poor quality of the hospitals they were admitted to. "Hospitals mattered more than [...] age, income, or other medical conditions."  buzzfeednews.com
The first RV was made out of a fallen redwood tree and was called "Travel Log".  savetheredwoods.org · via @legalnomads
There will almost certainly be another wave of Covid-19 cases in the US because of the delta variant (B.1.617.2) – the UK is already seeing one. How bad it gets depends on how many more ppl are vaccinated.  twitter.com
The secret weapon of many top European football teams is their grounds-management team. The pitch affects how fast teams can play. "When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, he asked for the grass to be cut to just 19mm."  theguardian.com · via @dunstan
Supporting your country's football team is complicated these days. "England is by many objective measures a terrible country ruled by terrible people with a terrible past and a terrifying future, and I support England."  theguardian.com · via @lauraolin
This is a fun & quick-to-play territory-capture game – each move not only captures a single space but a tiny bit of the spaces around it.  cintrest.com
"A new computer simulation shows that a technologically advanced civilization, even when using slow ships, can still colonize an entire galaxy in a modest amount of time."  gizmodo.com · via @themorningnews
Scottish man recreates airline meals at home for some reason.  bbc.com · via @legalnomads
Trailer for season 2 of Star Trek: Picard.  youtube.com
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have a new band: The Smile.  consequence.net
Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People by @debbiemillman, a book version of her long-running interview podcast Design Matters.  amazon.com
Gerrymander Jewelry, pendant necklaces in the shape of oddly shaped Congressional districts. They take custom orders but "some districts are too breakable" to sell because they're so gerrymandered.  gerrymanderjewelry.com
Oh my this is satisfying  instagram.com
Just started listening to Nixon at War, a podcast about Richard Nixon & Vietnam hosted by @kbandersen. A sequel to the excellent LBJ's War and LBJ and the Great Society podcasts.  podcasts.apple.com
California's Last Fire Season Was a Historic Disaster. This One Might Be Worse.  nymag.com
"Virtually all hospitalized Covid patients [in the US] have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated."  nbcnews.com
Cycling myth: wide tires are slower than thin tires. "The increased vibrations of the narrower tires caused energy losses that canceled out the gains from the reduced flex."  renehersecycles.com
Because of difficulties early in the Juno probe's now-extended mission, researchers "get to watch changes in and around Jupiter that they might have missed had the mission wrapped up sooner".  nytimes.com
"To love someone long-term is to attend a thousand funerals of the people they used to be." (This goes for yourself too.)  mnml.blog
"Researchers have found that Earth's energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019." The Earth is increasingly absorbing more of the Sun's energy than it is emitting thermal radiation.  news.agu.org · via @carlzimmer
Meanwhile, MacKenzie Scott announces she gave away another $2.74 billion to "286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear".  mackenzie-scott.medium.com
A big story from the NY Times on how Amazon thrived during the pandemic, often with little regard for their employees. "Amid the pandemic, Amazon's system burned through workers..."  nytimes.com
It's Great to Hang Out After Self-Isolating for a Year - I'm Not Acting Weird, Am I? "Say, can we talk about how when we walked in here a minute ago, I straight up screamed? I was just stunned to be inside of a business."  mcsweeneys.net
A video history of the Sony MiniDisc, "The (Not) Forgotten Audio Format That (Never) Failed".  youtube.com
The 25 greatest achievements in dumb internet video, e.g. Strong Bad, Downfall parodies, keyboard cat, etc.  polygon.com
Lobster diver swallowed whole by humpback whale off Cape Cod. "I was completely inside; it was completely black."  capecodtimes.com
"Here's an important and (as far as I can yet tell) unaddressed question for Mare of Easttown criticism: when, exactly, did Mare Sheehan stop dying her hair blond?"  avidly.lareviewofbooks.org · via @tressiemcphd
The uncut version of Jay-Z's verse on Monster.  twitter.com
"Hey guys" has been the preferred greeting for YouTube vlogs for more than a decade now.  youtube.com · via @jackisnotabird
This Is the Story of a Man Who Jumped Into Lake Michigan Every Day for Nearly a Year.  nytimes.com
In a recent trial, the use of virus-blocking bacteria in mosquito populations reduced the incidence of dengue fever by 77%. Between stuff like this, mRNA vaccines, and CRISPR, we're set to make major progress against deadly disease in the next 10 years.  theatlantic.com
Ed Yong of The Atlantic won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for his outstanding coverage of the pandemic. Cheers, @edyong209!  twitter.com
I love a good errand hang. "The errand hang dances in the sweet vulnerability that comes from the everyday."  annikahansteenizora.substack.com
The Shortcut. Once begun, it's difficult not to watch this all the way through.  bewitched.com · via @genmon
From the NY Times: An Oral History of the Pentagon Papers.  nytimes.com
A trailer for the Kevin Smith-produced reboot/sequel of He-Man that's set to premiere on Netflix in July.  youtube.com
A portable planetarium owner shares about how they talk to people who believe the Earth is flat. "These people fold pretty quickly if you can answer 3 questions in a row. They are looking for something to believe, they want to feel smart."  twitter.com
The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead. "We were not willing to sacrifice our water or safety for the financial benefit of a trans-national corporation."  buzzfeednews.com
"The traumas of the past year have left some people wrestling with an awful question: Am I still a good person?"  theatlantic.com
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