Happy 2021, y’all!
Things have piled up a bit during our absence, so we’ll just start the new year by pointing you to Tom Whitwell’s 52 Things I Learned in 2020—the latest in a series that dates back to 2014, and that offers up such wonderful nuggets as “China has completed one large dam every day since 1949.” And “Taco Bell spent ten years trying to develop a cheese-stuffed taco shell, helped by a cheese promotion group called Dairy Management Inc, known as ‘the Illuminati of cheese.'” And “British clowns register their unique makeup patterns by having them hand painted onto chicken eggs. The eggs are then stored either at the Holy Trinity Church in Dalston or at Wookey Hole caves in Somerset.”
But if you’re too worried about the state of the world to cultivate any curiosity about it, Uncle Bill has you covered.