Some time back I shared news of a Margaret Thatcher statue that was planned for Grantham, her hometown. Its eventual unveiling has gone as you would expect.
Ever wondered how fast the rivers are flowing in the UK? Me neither, but it’s an interesting presentation from Matt Gluf, reminiscent of Cameron Beccario’s visualisation of the globe’s wind speeds and ocean currents.
Nice to see one of my photos appearing on Boing Boing recently. Shame it was for such an unpleasant subject.
Clive Thompson has written a clever little web app that shows you only the questions in a piece of writing, and tries it out on a range of writers, from Churchill and Orwell to Martin Luther King and Joan Didion.
Max Böck (previously) is fed up with the sorry state of the web these days, sentiments I share completely. And here’s Rubens Cantuni with similar thoughts on habit-forming app design, “like seeing those tobacco commercials from the 50s.”
What better way to start the day than with a bowl of eggo nut frosted strawberry pancakes. I think I’ll pass on the carbonated waffle balls, even if they are the “gold standard for waffle ball fun innovation using wheat-based flavors and crispy aluminum foil.”
As short stories go, this one’s very clever — and ruthless.
If you want to know the time, ask a robot.
Take a moment to explore the fragments that define our identities in this non-linear interactive piece by Sam Villamin.
Banksy’s allowed another one of his artworks to be destroyed. Instead of being shredded in an auction house, this one was deliberately painted over by a Hollywood A-lister, at the behest of the BBC.
A very poignant account of one family’s grief and search for meaning in the twenty years since 9/11. It’s hard to believe it was that long ago. An unthinkable tragedy.
A tech report from The Verge combining two of my favourite things — watches and anxiety.
This member of the Japanese basketball team never fails to score. Perhaps there’s an Olympic sport I can get behind after all.