The Curiosity Index (22.02.2017)

Next week I’m travelling in the UK and although I hope there will be some scheduled posts there won’t be any Curiosity Index for a week. I know, I know….

Blessed are the peacemakers

In a world that seems ever more divided people doing things like this are symbols of hope.

For the last 2.5 years we opened our doors on a Monday evening for friends, neighbours and strangers to come eat with us. No grand, mechanistic plan, we just wanted to know people.

Sweden, Sweden, Sweden

So Trump calls out Sweden for being a failed state and everyone complains and says no it’s not that bad and then the night after there’s a riot in a highly immigrant area. Anyway it was caused by the police arresting a drug dealer. But I thought it was supposed to be a no-go zone? Which begs the question, how disorderly is Sweden really?

And despite the fact that Sweden is a really decent place, every now and then bad things happen. Atlas Obscura on the unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986

And because Sweden is in total chaos it’s a wonder that they’re able to come up with ideas about heating houses by capturing the heat from data centres. Go on Google and heat your house!

Does everything need to be political?

Trevin Wax explains why it feels like the answer is yes.

Put those two developments together: (1) the idea that your consumer choices express your identity and (2) the idea that your political views are the essence of who you are. What happens next?

Everything gets politicized.

How to read 200 books in a year

Sounds both impossible and you’re really not going to like the solution…and yes it has something to do with Facebook.

12 Innovative Motorcycle Designs Envision the Future

I love me some cool 2 wheelers

 

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