Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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What to Expect from HBO's Game of Thrones Spinoff. The prequel is set thousands of years before the story we know.

People are Already Making Questionable Decisions With Elon Musk’s Flamethrowers. While you may be concerned, you're surely not surprised.

How the West Was Wired. When Ma Bell didn't want to spend money running phone lines to isolated farms, western homesteaders came up with their own plan. (via Metafilter)

The Wandering Needle. The painful case of a sewing needle ending up in a kidney stone. (via Strange Company)

The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained.

Why Harry Potter’s Witch Hats Disappeared and Jedis Wear Robes. Costume inconsistencies in movie series are often artistic decisions that shouldn't be taken too seriously.

The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor. When you're poor, you depend on "survival math."

Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence? A new study shows the Peter Principle holds true, at least for salespeople. (via Boing Boing)

The Race to Save Arctic Cities. They were designed and built for a climate that is changing rapidly.

A blast from the past (2009): The Rise of the Flapper.

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