Friday

1. Expecting a letter?

2. We’ve had lab grown meat, now the flora:

http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/10/31/lab-made-whiskey-lab-made-wine

3. This from Lord T:

https://marketoonist.com/2018/10/transformation.html

He writes:

The issue is technology changes so rapidly that we can’t keep up and corporates have responsibilities so they clamp down as a first resort.

4. An interesting one:

When Florence Ilott began working at the House of Commons in the early 1930s, she learned that the staff there had set a standing challenge: to run across Westminster Bridge in the time it took Big Ben to strike noon. An amateur sprinter, Ilott donned her running gear and on April 14, 1934, became the first person to fulfill the challenge, as witnessed by reporters and photographers from the Associated Press, the Daily Sketch, and the Evening Standard.

The feat was reported in other newspapers around the world, but in researching this story recently with his father, Ilott’s grandson, Scott Pack, found a more compelling record:

https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/11/05/time-trial/

5. Last but not least, what’s behind the door?

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

2 comments for “Friday

  1. The Blocked Dwarf
    November 9, 2018 at 15:21

    4. fascinating, although I expect the Worthy Members Of The House found time to put down their lunchtime ports and complain about her unladylike behaviour and that running at that speed causing irreparable damage to her ovaries, hearhear!

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