Friday, January 13, 2017

A Lucky Friday The 13th To You!

​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: The struggles of a young man with CTE, the barbarism of Seal Team 6 and right way to raise a plant.
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WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
Kids Can Get CTE, And Other Facts
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​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: The struggles of a young man with CTE, the barbarism of Seal Team 6 and right way to raise a plant.
UNSTOPPABLE
Road To 23: The Story Of Serena's Path To Greatness
espn.com
It is no longer a question of if, but of when, Serena Williams will surpass Steffi Graf's Open era Grand Slam record. Once she reaches 23, the buzz will turn to Margaret Court's all-era record of 24, and history will beckon again.
MORE LIKE GOODMINTON
WATCH: This Is The Fastest Badminton Shot That Has Ever Been Badminton'd
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Mads Pieler Kolding, who plays for the Chennai Smashers in India's Premier Badminton League, smacked the bejeezus out of this birdie, setting a world record at 265 mph/426 kph. We're just impressed the other guy even got his racket behind it.
FROM THE DIGG STORE
Get 50% Off A Curated Wine Subscription
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You could gamble on that cheap grocery store wine OR you could get four curated wines, tailored to your tastes and delivered to your door for less than $7 a bottle.
THAT'S CERTAINLY A BOLD IDEA
DON'T LOOK DOWN
Never Die
victoryjournal.com
Spencer Seabrooke wanted to break a slacklining record. The only problem was that if he failed, he'd die.
RIGHT ON TRACK FOR CAMACHO 2040
Should Democrats Run A Celebrity For President, Too?
newrepublic.com
It worked for Republicans — twice. And charismatic candidates like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton don't appear every four years.
MAKING THE CONNECTION
DOUBLE TROUBLE
The Curious Connection Between Autism And Cancer
spectrumnews.org
A surprising number of genes associated with autism also have links to cancer. Does that mean cancer drugs can treat autism?
THE STRONGEST LINK
I'm A LinkedIn Expert — Whatever That Is
melmagazine.com
For the last decade, Viveka von Rosen has spread the gospel of LinkedIn — via books, lectures and endless how-tos that she promises will lead to greener professional pastures.
NO, REALLY, HEAR US OUT
How Indianapolis Is Like Kim Kardashian
nautil.us
Published in 1985, economist Moshe Adler's paper "Stardom and Talent" made the unsettling claim that fame could just be a matter of luck. And it's proved to be a pretty accurate explanation for fame, from Kim Kardashian to... Indianapolis.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
THAT'S A MORAY
Dumb Scuba Diver Gets Precariously Close To Some Moray Eels
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Moray eels are not creatures you want to fuck with. These 7-foot-long monstrosities have powerful jaws that can sever fingers and are known to be unpredictable.
IN THE NEWS
Paul Ryan Says GOP Will Replace Obamacare At The Same Time They Repeal It
WhatsApp Backdoor Allows Snooping On Encrypted Messages
ICYMI: President Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Presidential Medal Of Freedom In Moving Ceremony
Why People Are Boycotting LL Bean Over Donald Trump
Obama Administration To End 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy for Cubans
Wishing you a Friday the 13th free of black cats, tall ladders and body swapping.

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