Banksy, Bill Watterson, and Scott Adams

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned – NPR “There are no physical signs you’ve entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic … Read More

Pure Meth, Robot Poker, and a 300 Pound Albanian Rapper

Bloodlines – Texas Observer “Not long after the sale of Dashin Follies, there was a knock on Tyler Graham’s door. The man said he was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Standing in Graham’s living room, the FBI agent began quizzing him about horses he’d purchased for Treviño. The agent … Read More

Growing Miniature Brains in Laboratories

Scientists at the Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have accomplished something that might blow your mind. They’ve grown miniature-sized human brains (completely in a lab setting) to better understand neurological diseases, according to the BBC. The brains have reached the same level of development as a nine-week old foetus, … Read More

Oysters, Medieval Peasants, and Returning to the Rainforest

Return to the Rainforest – BBC “David Good’s parents come from different countries – hardly unusual in the US where he was raised. But the 25-year-old’s family is far from ordinary – while his father is American, his mother is a tribeswoman living in a remote part of the Amazon. … Read More

SNL, Beards at Work, and Praising Laziness

A History of Beards in the Workplace – BBC “In the legal profession too, Oldstone-Moore attests. “You can see, going centuries back, a strong disposition against facial hair,” he says, with the integrity of bearded lawyers being openly called into question.” On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs – Strike Magazine … Read More

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