Peak Poultry?

How can they possibly be sure it’s not a local peak? Has chicken production ever dropped one year and then risen the next? The World Hit “Peak Chicken” in 2006 – Smithsonian: “The popular poultry is just one of many…

Wednesday Links …

The Midcentury Diners of Los Angeles Look as Dashing as Ever Great review and pics: Tale of a Vandal Pen Collector: Edison Glenmont – Peaceable Writer Coffee chains in America, in one map – Vox Improve your game of Go…

Hernando de Soto on Poverty & Progress

Another fantastic Planet Money episode, and all the more amazing that it was on NPR. There must be some level of cognitive dissonance over there. Definitely worth a listen. Episode 599: The Invisible Wall : Planet Money : NPR: “Hernando…

Monday Links …

Great review, my only complain with this pen as that’s it’s simply a bit too small. Otherwise I love it: Gourmet Pens: Review: J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen There’s a great deal of wisdom in this: When Bread Bags Weren’t…

Maybe It Is Solvable?

I feel blessed to live in the same world as someone so brilliant. Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem – The New Yorker: “Zhang’s memory is abnormally retentive. A friend of his named Jacob Chi said, “I take him to a…

Cake In The Trash

Really? Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You’ll Be Fined For That : NPR: “In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag,…

Tuesday Links …

The Last Shell Oil Clamshell Station Galapagos Tortoises Rebound, Thanks to Rat Eradication Man Finds Original LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm At Phoenix Goodwill Store For $5.99, Sells It For $35,000 (Plus An Omega Speedmaster!) I can believe this, except for…