Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-02-19
- Theft: A History of Music
- Competitive Eating Was Even More Disgusting in the 17th Century | Atlas Obscura
Among the suggested meals to give the “most exorbitant paunchmonger” were a wheelbarrow full of tripe, as many puddings as would stretch across the Thames, and an entire fat calf or sheep.
The mystery of the ‘ghost trees’ may be solved – SFGate Redwoods can also clone themselves, further complicating scientists’ understanding of them. Vast rings of related plants communicate via their roots, and during the hard months of winter and early spring, they’ll distribute nutrients evenly among themselves. Scientists have spilled dye onto trees at one end of a grove and traced it through the root network all the way to the other side. “Most people, when they come to the redwood, they look up at the canopy,” Kuty says. “But down is where the action is.” This collaboration lasts only until summer comes. Then every tree, sprout and branch must fend for itself. Those that can’t photosynthesize enough sugar are cut off from the shared root system and discarded during what’s known as the autumn “needle drop.” Douglas Coupland: ‘I’m actually at my happiest when I’m writing on a plane’ | Books | The Guardian There’s a kind of existential heebie-jeebies that accompanies the abandonment of routine: what if I lose my skills and they never come back? What if I become too fragmented? What if the forces of the future I’m trying to depict crush me like a bug? But then, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Live asynchronously. If your job requires even an ounce of creativity, you’ll do your best […]
Of Course Westworld’s Costumes Are 3D-Printed, Too – Racked With the exception of some places in Italy or maybe England, you honestly can’t find beautiful, intricate fabrics anymore. It’s really sad! So we had to hire 3D printers in Los Angeles to reprint all our vintage fabrics so we could have more — and then beg them to work around our crazy TV schedules. Vine star Logan Paul profile – Business Insider A source close to the stars went so far as to say it’s a combination of living on Vine Street and the re-Vine tool — not necessarily talent — that keeps these stars on top. “You literally have the top 30 Viners creating what is nearly all of the content that is being viewed on Vine,” he said. “And all they do is just help each other get bigger and bigger. It’s not a democracy,” he adds. “Probably for a lot of people who want to do cool things on Vine, it’s discouraging.” Found Objects & Focus on the Details: A Look at Sculpture Artist Nemo Gould’s Upcoming Solo Show | SF Station – San Francisco’s City Guide Each piece is a feat of engineering with many moving parts, lights and little secret components—rewarding tidbits for observant viewers who are also willing to take their time and go in for a careful look. […]