I'm proud and surprised that I kept it up, more or less, sending out an e-mail per week. Today marks the 100th issue of "You Might Have Missed This" (formerly known as "Curators Weekly").
Still today, it's hard to keep track of the things that matter while being surrounded by noise. That's why I hunt the web for great stuff. It still bothers me that it needs so much time to find great content. That's why I started this newsletter. Helping you to expand your knowledge, without too much effort.
A positive side effect. This Project pushes me to actually sit down and read the stuff I've piled up in my "Read later" queue.
Thank you for all the feedback you gave me the last couple of years.
I hope "You Might Have Missed This" provides value for you and you stick around for the 200th issue too. Please consider inviting your friends to join us.
Without further ado - your links are served:
1. A Flag for No Nations
"we are still pulling bodies from the water wrapped in a material which was meant to send us into space."
A “space blanket” is a packet of folded silver sheeting. Usually used by Nasa for projects in Space. They are used for Sports Events, like Marathons, too, keeping runners warm after crossing the finish line. Another place you can find "Space Blankets" are the shores of Turkey and Greece. Refugees, fortunate enough to survive the crossing, are given a sheet of gold and silver foil. The Greek islands closest to the Turkish coast are littered with space blankets, glittering among the used life jackets and rubber boats.
A powerful art statement and a must-read.
2. Could two people repopulate the world?
"Fast-forward 100 years. Humanity’s endeavours have gone horribly wrong and a robot uprising has wiped us off the face of the Earth – a fate predicted by Stephen Hawking in 2014. Just two people made it. There’s no way around it: the first generation would all be brothers and sisters."
Would it be possible for two people to repopulate the earth? BBC's take on the question.
3. Why do we still use Q-tips?
"Promise me something," the doctor told her. "Promise me you'll never put another Q-tip inside of your ear." Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy.
4. What teens think is cool in 2016
Nope, Facebook is not cool anymore.
5. Breaking down David Bowie's 'Heroes.'
BBC takes apart a song by David Bowie. Completely. You learn about music composition. You understand the effects of individual instruments. And you learn about David Bowie himself. So Good!