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The economics and history of hole-in-one insurance.

“Though the concept [of a golfer picking up everyone’s bar tab after nailing a hole-in-one] largely faded away in the US, it became a big business in Japan, where golfers who landed a hole-in-one were expected to throw parties “comparable […]

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The dubious art of the dad joke.

“Take the worst joke known to humanity and surely somehow, somewhere out there in the world, some dad will be telling it as if it’s the funniest thing in the world to a long-suffering audience.” | learn more

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What artists notice.

“Painters at work notice details we’d ignore. From those details they develop delightful insights into reality.” | learn more

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Rapping Rabbi.

An excellent musical treat for those who like Jewish things. “LChaim by Ari Lesser – Zoltronic” | learn more

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What’s a chuck?

Wikipedia: “A chuck is a specialized type of clamp used to hold an object with radial symmetry, especially a cylinder.” | learn more

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A visual network of 300 blogs.

“I thought it might be interesting to try to map the network that emerges from blogs linking to one another. … I started with astralcodexten.substack.com and continued following links as they were mentioned.” | learn more