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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #293

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November 6 · Issue #293 · 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 sixth year!

my story 🚀
fun facts 🙌
Go inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. An interactive and 3D tour of the, “only Wonder of the Ancient World that’s still standing.” | learn more
Humans being humans. “A group CrossFitters passed by a restaurant in Brazil. Everyone eating thought they were running away from something, so they jumped up and ran with them.” | see video
What’s inside that Lithium Ion battery? “Have you ever wanted to cut a battery open to see how it’s made? Don’t do it. At best, the contents will irritate your skin. At worst, they’ll explode. Fortunately, we’ve got a good way to look inside batteries: a Neptune industrial CT scanner that can resolve features as small as 25 microns.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
Someone stole this a woman’s crane. It’s not just carjackings Chicagoans have to worry about! “We had the keys in our pocket — somebody had to hotwire it, had a flatbed and took it with them.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Why won’t Netflix party? “Disney+ has a shared viewing mode. So do Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. There’s even a “Netflix Party” Chrome extension available in the Google Play store. So, why won’t Netflix launch the feature?” | learn more
better doing 🎯
What work looks like. “The mantra of sharing your work and involving everyone in decisions naturally leads to inviting and copying people into things that add no value to them, or you.” | learn more
Everybody is (still) winging it. “It seems to come as an immense relief to many people to be reminded that it’s not just them – that the reason they always feel like they’re making things up as they go along is because everyone is always making things up as they go along.” | learn more
retail therapy 💸
Do you remember the Radio Flyer tricycle. A short and interesting story from Robert Pasin, the brand’s Chief Wagon Officer: “30 years ago when Radio Flyer was in serious trouble and we dove headfirst into reinvention mode, we had to understand what we could become best at.” | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Lithium in food review & survey proposal. Get to the end about the eggs! “One thing that makes lithium a plausible explanation for the obesity epidemic is that clinical doses of lithium cause weight gain as a side-effect.” | learn more
Machine-feeding regimen delivers zero reward value and zero variety. “What happens to food intake and adiposity when researchers dramatically restrict food reward? In 1965, the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published a very unusual study that unintentionally addressed this question.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
How do big creators think about Web3? Ezra Cooperstein leads Night Media, a talent manager for internet creators like Mr. Beast and a bunch of other probably popular people I’ve never heard of. “I bet some of you have been thinking, ‘wow, I’m hearing a lot about Web3. I wonder how the biggest creators are thinking about it?’ Since we represent many of the top creators in Web2 … we have a unique POV on this topic. Here are some thoughts.” | learn more
How recursive royalties will save NFTs. I learned this week that, “Contrary to expectations and popular belief, royalties are not enforced by an uncompromising golem on the blockchain. Royalties are voluntarily enforced by marketplaces.” This author proposes a solution. | learn more
What Reddit’s successful NFT launch can teach the sports industry. “Over 𝟯 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 people have created cryptocurrency wallets on Reddit. Instead of wallet, they use the term ‘Reddit Vault’ — making the language less technical or financial, and more palatable.” | learn more
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