“Grab Your Fork and Travel Back in Time With These Old USDA Dietary Guidelines.” The U.S. government recently changed their dietary guidelines for the umpteenth time. For instance, for a time, butter and margarine were their very own healthy food group.
100 Dancing Drones Set World Record. Click on that phrase to find a YouTube video showing Intel breaking the Guiness Book of Records. They created a swarm of drones that could dance to Beethoven’s Fifth, spell out “Intel” and otherwise astonish us. The military possibilities struck us immediately. And no, we’re not kidding.
Publicdomain.nypl.org/pd-visualization takes you to thousands of items you can download for free from the New York Public Library. These were all online before but are newly downloadable. You can group the collection by century (going as far back as the 11th century) or by color or genre. In the 20th century section, we saw a lot of commercial posters, and we like those, but there’s a little bit of everything.
“Google Shrunk its Streetview Cameras” includes a video that takes you close-up inside the world’s largest model railroad railway, part of Miniatur Wunderland, in Hamburg, Germany. According to Digital Trends, Google worked with Unilab to affix tiny cameras to the model trains, cars and boats to help you explore “Miniatur Wunderland.” Quite charming.
Norsecorp.com/resources/global-perspective tells you where cyber attacks are coming from and who’s getting hit. By volume, most are from China. But as a percentage of the population, it’s Iceland and Saudi Arabia. Map.Norsecorp.com gives you a live view of ongoing attacks.
“Goldman Sachs 21 charts.” has 21 of what they consider the world’s most interesting business charts. We liked the chart listing the biggest companies in the world. Apple is number one, but didn’t even make the top 20 before 2009. It’s been number one for the last five years in a row.