Stoneless, Stiff and Combat Ready :: Daily Grind #174
10 Random Things
How does a band from the 1980's without any number one hits to its name outsell Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars in 2017?
"Restaurant owners would pay me £10 and I'd write a positive review of their place, despite never eating there...This convinced me that TripAdvisor was a false reality...I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society's willingness to believe absolute bullshit, maybe a fake restaurant is possible? Maybe it's exactly the kind of place that could be a hit? In that moment, it became my mission. With the help of fake reviews, mystique and nonsense, I was going to do it: turn my shed into London's top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor." - How the Shed at Dulwich became London's #1 restaurant despite not really existing.
"One whiff and you're Stiff" - Residents of a tiny Irish village where Viagra is manufactured have complained that fumes from a nearby factory have been giving them a hard time.
Community, Curation, Convening - How Independent bookstores are surviving and thriving despite the beast called Amazon.com.
"In a small town near the Vermont-Canadian border, the latest skirmish in the fight for affordable internet access is being waged by a 65-year-old woman pushing a laptop around in a baby stroller." - How a Retired Nurse Provides Her Small Vt. Town With Internet
Avocado Hand - “We’ve had the mini, the giant, ready sliced and we’re now launching the holy grail of avocados – stoneless. This amazing fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we’re very excited to have finally been able to get hold of some for our customers to try.”
Literally, Re-Inventing The Wheel - NASA has came up with a new "tire" that can compress down to the axel and still return to form:
Superhero Photographer - “The whole idea was to take the things that are weaknesses for the kids such as cancer and other diseases and turn them into strengths,” Rossi tells PetaPixel. “I worked with 6 kids under the age of 8 and completed a movie poster style image for each of them.”