Friday, January 6, 2017

Imagine A World Where Gen X-ers Love Millennials

​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important fact from the past few days. This week: Both young and old need to get along, Q-Tips are bad for your ears and George Lucas can't even give away his museum.
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WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
Gen X And Millennials Do Not Like Each Other, And Other Facts
digg.com
​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important fact from the past few days. This week: Both young and old need to get along, Q-Tips are bad for your ears and George Lucas can't even give away his museum.
IT'S WAY BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS
Fixing College Football, Using... High-School Debate Tournament Rules
fivethirtyeight.com
Conference championships, which play a large part in determining which teams get to the playoff, don't make much sense as currently devised. But arranging the season using the power-pairing procedure deployed by high-school debate tournaments could be an elegant solution.
THERE'S GOLD IN THEM THAR GOLDENS
When Big Business Happens To Your Pet
bloomberg.com
A wave of corporatization is hitting the veterinary industry, but does a one-size-fits-all approach work?
COUNSELING WE DIGG | SPONSORED
Therapy Wherever You Are, Whenever You Need It
betterhelp.com
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HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE
KA-VROOM
The Story Behind This Photo Of A Car Crashing Into A Wall Of TVs
atlasobscura.com
Upon invitation to "Media Burn," John Turner knew he should bring his Pentax camera. He didn't know how lucky he'd get.
DEEP COVER
The Secret Nuclear Bunker Built As The UK's Last Hope
bbc.com
Once home to a secret airplane factory during World War II, they were later repurposed to protect the UK in the event of a nuclear war: it's from here that the government would have continued to run the country. And today, the tunnels have largely been forgotten.
LESS THAN IDEAL
An Animation Illustrating This Winter's Alarming Global Sea Ice Decrease
digg.com
​A few months back, a graph popped up showing how current global sea ice area levels compare to past years. It looked pretty grim. This new animation illustrates it a bit differently, but the takeaways are the same: Things are bad.
IS NOTHING SACRED?
Now Hackers Are Targeting People's Smart TVs With Ransomware
infosecurity-magazine.com
Japan alone has reported more than 300 ransomware attacks on smart TVs this year, marking a sharp increase in cyberattacks targeting internet of things (IoT) appliances
2017: THE YEAR OF ILLUSIONS
Blurry Ham/In Focus Ham Is The First Great Optical Illusion Of 2017
digg.com
At first glance, this appears to just be yet another blurry photo of a stack of pre-sliced ham. ​But reader, we beckon you to take a closer look.
YOU BET YOUR UNLUCKY STARS
SHORT ANSWER: YES
Was 2016 Especially Dangerous For Celebrities? An Empirical Analysis.
medium.com
Using data to figure out if 2016 really did kill more famous people than any other year in recent memory.
THE INTERNET NEVER, EVER FORGETS
When Celebrities Used Myspace
theguardian.com
An old Tyler, The Creator song was recently unearthed on Myspace. That's nothing compared to the uncomfortable Wayback Machine trip of seeing an A-lister's mid-2000s profile.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
LOST IN TRANSLATION
A Short Film On Loving Our Imperfect Partners
digg.com
There are no dream girls or dream guys out there. Everybody has morning breath and issues left over from childhood and an affinity for lame stuff. And that's what makes loving someone else a truly beautiful act.
IN THE NEWS
Trump Taps Ex-Senator Dan Coats As Director Of National Intelligence — Here's What You Need To Know
Trump Will Ask Congress, Not Mexico, To Pay For The Wall
Bluefin Tuna Sells For $632,000 In Japan
Top US Intelligence Official: Russia Meddled In Election By Hacking, Spreading Of Propaganda
Giant Iceberg Poised To Break Off From Antarctic Shelf
Here's to a wonderful weekend and no one ever discovering your old Myspace profile.

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