Friday Links

If you’ve already had the joy of listening to the original Yakko’s Nations of the World song, here’s something new for you: Yakko’s Nations of the World Song stitched together out of clips from 168 movies.

The more films Nicolas Cage appears in, the more people drown in pools. Friendly reminder that correlation ≠ causation.

Think about all the crazy science gear that scientists have to lug around the country. Now think about what it’s like to take that gear through airport security. The whole article’s great, but my favorite is this exchange about a Nobel Prize — as in the actual, physical object:

Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?

The King of Sweden.

Why did he give this to you?

Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.

Next, there’s MasterClass, which I just discovered. It looks amazing. Steve Martin teaches comedy, Garry Kasparov teaches chess, Jane Goodall teaches conservation, Aaron Sorkin teaches screenwriting. Planning to sign up for that last one when I get a chance.

Finally: I made a thing. The editor-author relationship, explained.

Have a good weekend!

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