Friday, February 3, 2017

The Best Kickstarters Steal

​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: The lucrative world of Kickstarter ripoffs, an insanely popular $100 lightbulb and the word that ruins all apologies.
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Morning · Fri, Feb 03
DIRT BAGS
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
Kickstarter Ripoffs Are Extremely Lucrative, 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 lucrative world of Kickstarter ripoffs, an insanely popular $100 lightbulb and the word that ruins all apologies.
A TRASHY CRUISE
Sailing Through Garbage Bag Ocean
motherboard.vice.com
"I sailed from LA to Honolulu with Danish nonprofit Plastic Change to finish a global survey on ocean plastic. Short answer: The Pacific plastic problem is probably worse than you thought."
FROM THE DIGG STORE
Our 5 Favorite Gadgets Of 2017 (So Far)
digg.com
Sure, we're only a month in. But that doesn't mean we haven't discovered some very dope stuff.
ALL THINGS BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL
A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT (OF FAVOR)
Inside The Startup Behind Silicon Valley's Favorite $100 Light Bulb
buzzfeed.com
Ketra has built a state of the art LED and a state of the art way to control it. But to sell their wares to the world's biggest tech companies, it first had to build a state of the art problem.
A SMELLY BLOBBY PRIMORDIAL GOO
What Was Our Universe Like Before The Big Bang?
gizmodo.com
The many educated speculations scientists have made about the origins of our universe.
CAN'T GO WRONG WITH A DOGE
Meet The New Breeds Of The Westminster Dog Show
nytimes.com
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has added three new breeds to its annual event, which for the first time will also include a program featuring cats.
TROLL CALL
EGG-OMANIACAL
New Trends In Getting Mad Online
theoutline.com
Fake sons, safe spaces and making yourself sick.
PUTTING PEPE TO BED
Reddit Says Goodnight To 'Alt-Right' Community
gizmodo.com
On Wednesday Reddit banned r/altright, the primary community on the site for the so-called "alt-right." And for a variety of reasons, that's about all we know.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
THE MOOSE IS LOOSE
Good Guy Ice Skaters Save A Poor Moose Who Got Trapped In A Frozen Lake
digg.com
A beautiful reminder that there are a lot of good people in the world.
IN THE NEWS
Obama's Final Jobs Report: Payrolls Increase 227,000, Wage Growth Slows
Trump Tells Israel Settlements Might Not Help Create Peace, And Other Trump News From Today
Kellyanne Conway Cites 'Bowling Green Massacre' That Never Happened To Defend Muslim Ban
Republicans Back Off Bill To Sell 3.3 Million Acres Of Public Land After Outcry
Ah jeez, you did it again. You made it to Friday.

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