Weekend Reading CXC

by uber

I’m still trying to figure out the optimal timing for this given my new home time zone. Comments welcome.

To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics

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https://www.quantamagazine.org/20170202-math-and-the-best-life-francis-su-interview/


M&M and Skittles Sorting Machine

Tempted to do one for Jellybeans, though the flavours here have complex RBG profiles.

https://willemm.nl/mm-skittles-sorting-machine/


The Secret History of the LaCroix Label

I hadn’t encountered this drink until I recently started visiting the States more regularly. For the uninitiated, it’s a sparkling water with a hint of fruit flavour, without a strong sweetened feel. The resulting tastes of the flavours can be upredictable, with some having a quite bitter or sour after-taste. The right one at the right time is quite refreshing. I wonder if the labelling that looks like junk might help by leveraging our packaging biases?

http://www.bonappetit.com/story/the-secret-history-of-the-lacroix-label


Who Killed the British Curry House?

It’s a matter of curiosity to me that the curry house never prospered in Ireland, but the Italian Chipper did. This despite the fact that it was Spaniards and Irish that invented fish and chips, allegedly.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/12/who-killed-the-british-curry-house