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Apple won’t let bad guys use iPhones in movies

I get why they’d have a strong preference here, but I’m surprised they have control at all. I mean – iPhones are everywhere! If any readers know the nuances here and care to educate me, I’m ready to listen. | learn more

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Hallucinogenic fish

“Several species of fish are claimed to produce hallucinogenic effects when consumed. … Sarpa salpa is known as ‘the fish that makes dreams’ in Arabic.” How interesting! | learn more

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Pepsi owes this man a jet

“In 1995 Pepsi ran a promotion where people could collect Pepsi Points and then trade them in for Pepsi Stuff.” They jokingly included a Harrier jet for 7 million points. Jon Leonard tried to redeem it. The real value of […]

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An archive of old military maps

Now digitized for our viewing pleasure, including the American Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. “George III’s collection of military maps comprises some 3,000 maps, views and prints ranging from the disposition of Charles V’s armies at Vienna in 1532 to the Battle of Waterloo […]

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Eunoia: words that don’t translate

If you know multiple languages, chances are you’re familiar with words that just don’t translate easily from one to the other. This website catalogs 500+ untranslatable words from 70+ languages and it’s mechaye (Yiddish). | learn more