Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy 122nd Birthday! You Beat The Game!

Robin William's struggle with a rare form of dementia, the story of the biggest tsunami ever, and more the best long reads of the week.
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WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK
Robin Williams' Tortured Final Months, And Other Stories
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Robin William's struggle with a rare form of dementia, the story of the biggest tsunami ever, and more the best long reads of the week.
'MY SHATTERED INSTANBUL'
The Turkey That's Disappearing
medium.com
Turkey is slipping away from my family, collapsing into the arms of a tyrant. We thought she was ours. Maybe we were wrong.
OLD NEWS
Why The Human Lifespan Ends At 122
gizmodo.com
The oldest human to have ever lived died at the age of 122 — and that was nearly 20 years ago. A recent analysis of global demographic data suggests this may very well be the maximum age attainable by humans, and that it's extremely unlikely anyone will ever live much beyond this advanced age. That is, unless we science the shit out of this problem.
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COULD BE WORSE
'PAUPERS, BEGGARS AND THIEVES'
America's 'Worst' Family
timeline.com
At the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, one panel in the eugenics exhibit showed the genealogy of the best family in America: the Roosevelts. Juxtaposed to that was another panel, showing the genealogy of the worst family in America: the Ishmaels.
LIGHT ON THEIR WHEELS
In Defense Of Mobile Homes
priceonomics.com
In their pursuit of profit, investors also dramatically increased the stock of well managed, affordable housing. And they'd create a lot more—at better prices—if America's homeowners weren't dead set against trailer parks.
(YOU WILL CRASH)
WATCH: A Quick Illustration Of Why You Should Never Backload A Truck Trailer
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Is there a difference between putting more weight in the front of the trailer versus more weight in the back? Yes there is, and doing it wrong could land you in a world of hurt.
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Take A Stroll Through A Soviet Ghost Town Forever Frozen In Time
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Greetings from Pyramiden, Norway! The strange Russian coal-mining settlement closed in 1998 with the collapse of the Soviet Union and has remained abandoned ever since.
IN THE NEWS
More Details Emerge About NSA Contractor Arrested Over Alleged Theft Of Top Secret Material
Theranos To Lay Off More Than 40% Of Workers, Focus On New Testing Machines
Spotify Ads Found To Be Serving Malware To Customers
Chicago To Ban Wells Fargo From City Business For One Year For Defrauding Customers
Don't think of 122 as the end of the human lifespan, just think of it as our level cap — which will probably be raised in the future. See you tomorrow!

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