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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #246

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December 12 · Issue #246 · View online
P.S. You Should Know...
👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7am CST, and definitely the best one published by me. Now in its fifth year!

my story 🚀
fun facts 🙌
10 new dating slang words to know in 2021. “When you’re looking for love these days, it’s totally possible you might get breadcrumbed and orbited on your way to the soft launch. Have no idea what we’re talking about?” | learn more
The Sunbeam Radiant Control Toaster from 1949. How did they make a smart toaster without any of the smart electronics we have today? This is a great reminder how far basic material sciences and mechanical engineering can take innovation. | learn more
Emoji to scale. Someone organized every emoji from smallest to largest, based on the item pictured. 🦟 Mosquitos are the smallest at 3mm. | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
10 unique eVTOL aircraft that do things very differently. “And right now, we’re enjoying a fascinating creative period in the emergence of these next-gen air taxis. It won’t be long before they’re everywhere – a settled, reliable and frankly slightly boring transport option – or nowhere, a multi-billion dollar boondoggle that never took off, so to speak.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
How to create a moonshot culture. “Having a Moonshot Mindset means applying 10X thinking (or 1,000%) to all your efforts and challenges.” | learn more
Are you behind? “Only if you think you are. The stress you feel to be further down the road is entering your world through media promoting large rounds & IPO’s.” | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Bee study identifies gut bacteria that can improve memory. “Robust new research published in the journal Nature Communications is demonstrating how a particular species of gut bacteria can directly improve long-term memory in bumblebees.” | learn more
Lifespan on a small Greek island. The island of Ikaria is a Blue Zone where people regularly live to 100. “But not all Ikariots enjoy the same degree of longevity. Data from the ongoing study shows that people living in the northern part of the island outlive those inhabiting the southern part, and therein lies the mystery.” | learn more
Experimental drugs clear zombie-like cells and apply brakes to diabetes. “This new study carried out by scientists at the University of Connecticut sought to shine new light on the role these zombie cells play in type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition affecting around 34 million people in the US.” | learn more
big ideas 📚
Ten million deaths a year from air pollution. This article shines a spotlight on the problem. A ray of hope is that unlike decarbonization, “for one thing, it’s actually under the control of local and national governments. It’s also a significant burden on public health, which if alleviated offers immediate benefits every government should want to seize.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
Tether is the actual magic Internet money. “In the last 24 hours Tether, the creator of USDT, has minted $1,500,000,000 worth of USDT out of thin air.” | learn more
Supposed bitcoin inventor wins law suit, gets to keep his (supposed) fortune. Entertaining because even if Craig Write was Satoshi and had lost the case, they couldn’t exactly reach into his Chase account to enforce a judgement. “On Monday, Wright prevailed in a Miami civil case that pitted him against the family of his late business partner and computer forensics expert, David Kleiman. At stake was half of the 1.1 million bitcoin mined and held by Satoshi, a cache currently worth around $54 billion.” | learn more
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