Random Notes & Thoughts

Hello! Here’s a few fun facts and tips you might enjoy!

Aerospace company Hermeus unveiled plans to develop an aircraft that could travel at speeds of up to Mach 5 — cutting travel time from New York to London from seven hours to 90 minutes.

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If you are sitting on the driver’s side of a parked car and want to get out, don’t open the door with your door-side (left) hand as you’re intuitively prepared to—instead, open the door with your right hand.

This simple motion causes you to pivot your entire upper body as you reach, first drawing your line of sight past by your rear-view mirror , and then out to the street behind you. (If you are on the passenger’s side, use your left hand instead of your right; the trick is just to use the hand furthest from the door to ensure an upper-body pivot.)

It’s just that simple—and it works. So effective is the Dutch Reach that it doesn’t even have a name in the bike-friendly Netherlands. For decades, that’s just how drivers have been taught to open a door

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A playful rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist ever to sell at auction.
The American artist’s “Rabbit,” a stainless steel figure measuring just over 3 feet tall, sold for more than $91 million Wednesday evening at Christie’s in New York, smashing auction estimates. Christie’s initially estimated that Koons’ faceless “Rabbit” would sell for between $50 and $70 million. But after more than 10 minutes’ bidding, the winning offer came in at $80 million which — including auctioneer’s fees — resulted in a final sale price of $91,075,000.
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It’s officially legal to own nunchucks in Arizona. Last Friday, the state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey signed a bill removing nunchucks from a list of prohibited weapons that includes bombs, gun silencers and automatic firearms. Until Friday, people who practiced martial arts faced the risk of a felony charge for possessing nunchucks in public. Arizona only allowed the weapons to be used in preparation for martial arts competitions. “The average person can do far more damage using a baseball bat than nunchucks,”

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is officially unemployed as of Monday.

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