Below is a list of recent articles, stories and tweets I've found interesting. Curated from Twitter, Instapaper, YouTube and RSS (using Feedbin + Reeder).


Jan 17th 2020 - @Cycling_Embassy
Each year, on the windiest day of the year, the Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships take place on the Oosterscheldekering Storm Surge Barrier. Over 200 competitors ride the 8.5 km course against 100+ km/hr winds on upright single-speed bikes. Watch more: youtu.be/bb_sozJb01Q pic.twitter.com/OIU0iVTiUd

Jan 16th 2020 - kottke.org
Official Posters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games - Jason Kottke

Jan 16th 2020 - @BMcM2018
Here's a map showing the industry/type of business that employs greatest percentage of people who live in each county. Top five, in terms of number of counties that fall in each category- healthcare (1,187), manufacturing (1,017), agriculture (250), retail (246), education (143). pic.twitter.com/WuKJwBZNMC

Jan 13th 2020 - @hotdogsladies
I legit love you guys, but here’s one thing to think about: The happier I am, the less I look at Twitter. And, the less I look at Twitter, the happier I am.

Jan 12th 2020 - @MNBTNavigator
Rippin' down Sand Hog. . . . #cuyunalakesmtb #cuyuna #cuyunalakes #groomedsingletrack #ridegroomed #exploreminnesota #onlyinmn #captureminnesota #exploremn #bikeadventure #bikelife #sandhog #trek #trekbikes… instagram.com/p/B7PzvSolWwn/…

Jan 11th 2020 - @MNBTNavigator
Pit stop at the Basecamp. @TrueNorthBC . . . #truenorthbasecamp #crosby #cuyunalakes #cuyunalakesmtb #cuyuna #trekbikes #ridebontrager #farley #ridegroomed #groomedsingletrack #onlyinmn #exploremn #captureminnesotainstagram.com/p/B7MXpzkFlWc/…

Jan 11th 2020 - @RexChapman
Best. Transformers. Ever... pic.twitter.com/EtlDcqVdW8

Jan 9th 2020 - @schroederlaw
@waitbutwhy When Marty played the "oldie" Johnny B. Goode, the song was 27 1/2 years old for him. The song Smells Like Teen Spirit is 28 1/2 years old right now!

Jan 9th 2020 - @waitbutwhy
Okay LAST one: Back to the Future came out in 1985 and "the past" was 1955. If it came out today, Marty would be heading to 1990. The funny "he's so out of place" scenes would be about him not knowing how to use a landline and not having any idea how to look up info he needed.

Jan 8th 2020 - desmoinesregister.com
How Des Moines landed an Ironman triathlon

Jan 8th 2020 - @dcrainmakerblog
And in case you were wondering, it only costs $100,000. Thus making the Wahoo KICKR Bike look like a water bottle cage. twitter.com/dcrainmakerblo…

Jan 8th 2020 - nytimes.com
Progress Marches On - John Gruber

Jan 7th 2020 - kottke.org
Danny MacAskill Joins the Gym - Jason Kottke

Jan 7th 2020 - @Airbnb
This looks oddly familiar. twitter.com/sweetplummama/…

Jan 6th 2020 - informationisbeautiful.net
US Smoking Rates Are The Lowest Since Records Began - Information is Beautiful

Jan 6th 2020 - @davidguenel
Dans les années 1920, le velodrome londonien de Herne Hill faisait des courses rétros sur grand-bi. Savoureux. pic.twitter.com/b80KZT1xju

Jan 6th 2020 - @BrandyZadrozny
My husband works for a creative agency on print campaigns and I just can’t believe this poster got made. twitter.com/seewhatsnext/s…

Jan 6th 2020 - @francesweetman
I take it all back. I now welcome nuclear oblivion pic.twitter.com/BDQ9zH4OTQ

Jan 5th 2020 - @KOCOChristine
!!! GUYS IM OFFICIALLY A TRIATHLETE !!! Blown away by my support system cheering me on for my first triathlon. I didn’t stop once & beat my swimming goal. Let’s get it 2020 💪🏼| @lifetimefitness pic.twitter.com/xbC4Yd69Qg

Jan 4th 2020 - @aveirjapan
Bull-dozer ❄️ via: surfinggypsy pic.twitter.com/G5SWa3cnyN

Jan 3rd 2020 - flowingdata.com
Timelines to make you feel old - Nathan Yau

Jan 2nd 2020 - kottke.org
How to Make Popcorn Using a Blow Torch & Hair Dryer - Jason Kottke

Jan 2nd 2020 - @TheSun
Pilot lands plane sideways in heavy crosswinds at Bristol Airport 👏✈️ pic.twitter.com/ReZK5yMyZ5

Jan 1st 2020 - xkcd.com
I Love the 20s

Dec 31st 2019 - minnestar.org
Minnestar’s 2019 Year in Review - Maria Ploessl

Dec 31st 2019 - @MehrsaBaradaran
So I'm helping a kid I know with some college applications and I have some thoughts. My friend has a GPA of over 4.0 and a star in track and cross-country. She grew up Black in a white rural town in CA--oh and she's homeless. She's living with a friend's family.

Dec 31st 2019 - @jdmaccoby
IVANKA: I am a senior advisor to the president and should be treated as such MEDIA: please comment on the president’s lies/crimes/disastrous policies IVANKA: omg you guys that’s my daddy

Dec 31st 2019 - @Phil_Lewis_
One of the most human moments of the decade pic.twitter.com/fi0zoSJv9K

Dec 30th 2019 - @lifetimefitness
WHAT. A. YEAR. #WeDidItTogether #LoveYourLife pic.twitter.com/T16EbZ378f

Dec 30th 2019 - kottke.org
How Do You Move a Star? Stellar Engines! - Jason Kottke

Dec 30th 2019 - qz.com
If you don’t trust your employees to work remotely, you shouldn’t have hired them in the first place

Dec 30th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
The Challenges Ahead for Zwift and ESports

Dec 30th 2019 - @Kasparov63
It's nice they have opinions about communism now, because once you're living in it you don't get to have an opinion about it anymore. twitter.com/MarketWatch/st…

Dec 28th 2019 - @WIREDScience
A decades-old idea is finally getting a chance to shine—that is, a chance to send sunshine harvested by a satellite down to Earth. trib.al/zcjqR4k

Dec 27th 2019 - kottke.org
A Self-Driving DeLorean Is Taught How to Drift - Jason Kottke

Dec 27th 2019 - kottke.org
A Free-to-Use Library of Very Canadian Stock Photos - Jason Kottke

Dec 27th 2019 - @Ad_Inifinitum
this is fine pic.twitter.com/SSQTai7fKS

Dec 27th 2019 - @sangerkatz
These numbers wow me every time I see them. nytimes.com/2019/12/27/ups… pic.twitter.com/3BqC5uznPH

Dec 27th 2019 - @mluckovichajc
pic.twitter.com/TfxNFjSX4L

Dec 26th 2019 - @sclv
thinking again of one of the great ledes of all time, in this 2014 article from @CaitlinPacific. If I taught a journo class, I would absolutely assign this (theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…): pic.twitter.com/AiITFSAYKU

Dec 26th 2019 - @agentfitz777
I will never not watch this and not have a panic attack pic.twitter.com/A5e0iXl8Av

Dec 25th 2019 - @NaturelsLit
This mind-bending timelapse with the Milky Way stabilized shows the Earth is spinning through space. pic.twitter.com/QJEZip6pzJ

Dec 25th 2019 - @Stop_Trump20
I can't stop laughing 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/93SeQb6HiK

Dec 25th 2019 - @Hustle_NBA
Stormtrooper destroys lightsaber-wielding man at Disneyland 😂 #StarWarsTheRiseofSkywalker pic.twitter.com/GMvP6W8Ji0

Dec 20th 2019 - kottke.org
Almost Famous: “I Was in The Black Eyed Peas. Then I Quit.” - Jason Kottke

Dec 16th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Occupation Growth and Decline - Nathan Yau

Dec 15th 2019 - wired.com
The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

Dec 13th 2019 - xkcd.com
Brussels Sprouts Mandela Effect

Dec 13th 2019 - kottke.org
The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order - Jason Kottke

Dec 12th 2019 - damninteresting.com
Private Wojtek’s Right to Bear Arms - Erika Nesvold

Dec 11th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
Fascinating Stats from Strava’s 2019 Year End Report - DC Rainmaker

Dec 11th 2019 - kottke.org
If Hogwarts Were an Inner-City School (Key & Peele) - Jason Kottke

Dec 7th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The False Promise of Morning Routines

Dec 7th 2019 - wired.com
On Pooping in the Dark—No Lights, No Phones, No Distractions

Dec 7th 2019 - startribune.com
Life Time CEO says luxurious new club at Southdale is just the beginning

Dec 6th 2019 - xkcd.com
Flu Shot

Dec 6th 2019 - kottke.org
The Deep Sea - Jason Kottke

Dec 5th 2019 - informationisbeautiful.net
US Cancer Survival Rates Are Rising - Information is Beautiful

Dec 4th 2019 - kottke.org
‘Snowbrawl’ - John Gruber

Dec 2nd 2019 - kottke.org
The Most Popular TV Shows 1986-2019 - Jason Kottke

Nov 25th 2019 - kottke.org
How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic - Jason Kottke

Nov 20th 2019 - theatlantic.com
Devin Nunes Is Living in a Fantasyland - David Frum

Nov 19th 2019 - twitter.com
Dolby Cinema Exclusive Poster for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ - John Gruber

Nov 18th 2019 - wsj.com
What Science Tells Us About Preventing Dementia

Nov 17th 2019 - theatlantic.com
There Will Be No Victory in Dishonor - David Frum

Nov 16th 2019 - mjtsai.com
1Password Takes $200M Accel Investment - John Gruber

Nov 12th 2019 - kottke.org
Incredible Low-Angle Satellite Photo of NYC - Jason Kottke

Nov 12th 2019 - subtraction.com
Passwords Are a Design Problem - Khoi

Nov 11th 2019 - flowingdata.com
xkcd-style charts in JavaScript - Nathan Yau

Nov 8th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Saving for Retirement and Age - Nathan Yau

Nov 6th 2019 - kottke.org
Indiana Bell moved a functioning building in 1930 - Patrick Tanguay

Nov 5th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Daylight Saving Time gripe assistant tool - Nathan Yau

Oct 30th 2019 - flowingdata.com
When Americans Reach $100k in Savings - Nathan Yau

Oct 20th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Liberation of Mitt Romney

Oct 3rd 2019 - theatlantic.com
Unfit for Office

Sep 12th 2019 - damninteresting.com
Dead Reckoning

Sep 8th 2019 - damninteresting.com
The Eponymous Mr. Ponzi

Aug 6th 2019 - nytimes.com
Triathlons Fight Decline and Seek Ways to Attract the Young

Jun 15th 2019 - wired.com
Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

Jun 13th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
Garmin’s Biggest Competitor Is Their Own Software Instability

May 20th 2019 - outsideonline.com
Will Mining Destroy America's Most Popular Wilderness?

May 14th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
For some national politicians, over-the-top competition isn’t limited to elections. The relentless drive that powers a campaign serves some politicians just as well in the weight room, on the basketball court or in the Ironman.

May 8th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Miracle of Minneapolis

May 3rd 2019 - vox.com
Is Slack ruining our jobs - and lives?

Apr 19th 2019 - nymag.com
Mayor Pete Is the Democrats’ Folksiest Heartland Hope. Really!

Apr 17th 2019 - youtube.com
How Leonardo da Vinci made a "satellite" map in 1502 - YouTube

Apr 1st 2019 - theatlantic.com
There Will Never Be a Movie Like ‘The Matrix’ Again

Mar 26th 2019 - bikepacking.com
Traveling Tubeless for Bikepacking and Touring - BIKEPACKING.com

Mar 22nd 2019 - 1843magazine.com
Death of the calorie

Mar 18th 2019 - nytimes.com
Building Grit in Girls Through Mountain Biking

Mar 16th 2019 - theatlantic.com
How Much Immigration Is Too Much?

Mar 2nd 2019 - bikepacking.com
Raising Riders: From Passengers to Partners on the Baja Divide - BIKEPACKING.com

Feb 24th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Perspective | The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success

Feb 15th 2019 - fivethirtyeight.com
Lindsey Vonn Is The Greatest American Skier — And It’s Not Even Close

Jan 28th 2019 - wired.com
The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race