Friday, March 10, 2017

Analyze That, Smart Guy

Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Why the label of "smart" is dumb, David Letterman grew a beard and it's not easy to be the former world's heaviest man.
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Morning · Fri, Mar 10
IN OUR EXPERT ANALYSIS
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
We Should Stop Calling People 'Smart' 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: Why the label of "smart" is dumb, David Letterman grew a beard and it's not easy to be the former world's heaviest man.
IS THERE A CEILING?
House Prices Are Rising Across The Globe
economist.com
The rises in house value can be attributed to the influence of foreign money, especially money from China.
KID 1 WITH THE DANCE MOVES
WATCH: Expert's Kids Crash TV Interview In One Of The Best TV Interviews We've Ever Seen
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If you're going to do a TV interview from your home, make sure you lock your office door. Or don't, so the rest of us can all enjoy stuff like this.
SHIRTS WE DIGG | SPONSORED
Everybody Needs A White Shirt, Here's How To Find Your Perfect One
propercloth.com
We don't care how many hoodies you wear around the office, a white dress shirt is still an essential. Proper Cloth makes it remarkably easy to get made-to-measure shirts with their sizing algorithm. They've even created a guide to help you find the perfect white dress shirt to match your preference, price point and style.
DEEP CUTS
WHERE THERE'S A SHOVEL, THERE'S A WAY
How To Clear A Path Through 60 Feet Of Snow, Japanese Style
atlasobscura.com
Snow Canyon in Toyama is both visually stunning and quite the technical feat.
UNNAMED STAFF WRITER
The Greatest Baroque Composer Never Known
damninteresting.com
A 300-year-old hunt for the unsung hero of Salzburg.
WHAT'S OLD IS NEW IS OLD IS NEW
The 30-Year Cycle Pop Culture Nostalgia Cycle
thepatterning.com
Pop culture is forever obsessed with a nostalgia pendulum that regularly resurfaces things from 30 years ago.
HIGH STAKES
How 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Transformed TV As We Know It
vox.com
When The WB debuted a low-budget comedy about a teen girl vampire slayer in the spring of 1997, no one expected it to make much of an impression — let alone become a bona fide pop culture force.
CALL YOUR MOTHER EARTH
It's Time To Take The Gaia Hypothesis Seriously
nautil.us
At the hypothesis' core is an insight about the relationship between planets and life that has changed our understanding of both, and is shaping how we look for life on other worlds.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
A DIGG ORIGINAL
The Artistry Of 'Samurai Jack'
digg.com
If you were watching Cartoon Network in the late '90s and early 2000s, you probably have Genndy Tartakovsky to thank for some of your favorite cartoons. But one of his cartoons stands above the rest as a visual and animated masterpiece — "Samurai Jack."
FROM THE DIGG STORE
10 Travel Essentials That Make Traveling Suck Less
digg.com
They don't make the security line go away, but they really, really help.
IN THE NEWS
US Adds 235,000 Jobs In February
Number Of Undocumented Migrants Caught At Border Plunges By 40%, And Other Trump News From Today
Archaeologists Find 26-Foot Statue Submerged In Cairo Slum
Five People Injured In German Train Station Axe Attack
Fukushima Residents Have A Radioactive Boar Problem
Are you ready for some weekend?

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