I’m a huge fan of this series and this video is one of my favorites. The whole performance is great but check out the energy in the song I’ve queued this video to. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen someone actually perform on top of the Tiny Desk.

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You’ve probably heard there was a pandemic in the 1918-1920 time frame, which wiped out on the order of 50 million people. This interview with Laura Spinney, author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World, provides some insights into what we can learn from that event.

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Cubic Dude

Check out this excellent New York Times profile of Erno Rubik, the man who invented one of the world’s most challenging and beloved puzzles.

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What day is today?

Since the onset of the pandemic, not only is my short term sense of time distorted (e.g. I’ve sort of lost hold of the boundary between weekdays and weekends), but I’ve also noticed my sense of long term timing is obscured.

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It’s amazing how much you can learn about real aircraft by studying paper airplanes. John Collins is an accomplished aviator, at least on paper (pun intended). He’s also a great teacher. Watch him break down the art and science of paper airplanes.

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Looking to spruce up your document, slideshow, newsletter, or website? Check out the Noun Project, featuring over two million icons crowdsourced by designers from all over the world. It’s one of those amazing resources that reminds us the internet is not all bad.

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Dancing in Circles

Check out this amazing performance by a French dance troupe, recorded in Berlin in 2016. The piece is entitled Celui Qui Tombe (“The One Who Falls”) and the entire performance takes place on a tilting and rotating stage.

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Please take two minutes out of your day to watch Trevor Noah break down why it’s perfectly fine for some people to openly wield assault rifles, while others are shot seven times in the back, based on the speculation that they might be attempting to access a weapon.

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Marc Cohen

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Engineer@Google

London, UK