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A Few Things #4

Here are a few things that I found interesting this week:

  1. What’s inside this crater in Madagascar? by Vox
    Vox teams up with local reporters to find out who is living inside a remote volcanic crater in a rural part of Madagascar. An interesting story that is well told.

  2. Parkinson’s Law (Wikipedia)
    This week I was reminded of Parkinson’s Law, which states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” The Wikipedia article has some interesting information, including corollaries and a formula. For a more practical explanation, checkout: What is Parkinson’s Law?

  3. FutureMe: Write a Letter to your Future Self
    Multiple commenters on HackerNews mentioned using the service every year on their birthday. That seems like an interesting practice (especially since my birthday is coming up soon).

  4. Shark Tracker by OCEARCH
    In a similar vein to the lightning tracker from #2, here is a live world map of tagged sharks tagged by researchers. This will be fascinating or terrifying depending on your feelings about sharks.