fun facts

Short guide to Iraq

Written in 1943 for distribution to US troops by the War and Navy Departments in Washington, DC. “YOU HAVE been ordered to Iraq (i – RAHK) as part of the world-wide offensive to beat Hitler.” | learn more

fun facts

Higher than the shoulders of giants

Something happened in the early 1970s that led to dozens of unexplained trends. Many blame the US dropping the gold standard. This author blames a different policy that Nixon signed into law. This is a fascinating read. “New drugs lead to scientific […]

fun facts

The world through the eyes of the US.

“There is always that one country on our collective conscious, and I wanted to know how that has changed over time… After looking at 741,681 section front headlines, I found out which countries around the world have preoccupied Americans the most each […]

thoughts of food

On the US baby food market and disruption.

Axios thinks the $7 Billion market is ripe and ready for a shake-up, and they suggest direct-to-consumer baby food startup Yumi is in a good spot to capture share in the future. How do you feel about $5 fresh baby […]

tech, startups, internet

China’s big hack. 

You may have seen some headlines about China managing to slip extra chips onto servers operated by Apple, Amazon and other US tech companies. This is a link to the Bloomberg piece with the original reporting that’s worth a read. […]