[nonostantement #162] - lucha libre & covid / bowling alley / the new york times & headlines
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[Video] - Let's start with something for nostalgic nerds: Museum of Soviet Arcade Game Machines. St. Petersburg, Russia
[Video] - An amazing “flight” inside a bowling alley, made with a drone. Stuff like this were impossible to do just a few years ago, even for big productions.
[Video] I don't normally post content about food, although I am very interested in cooking. Here is a simple recipe for a “Chinese Steamed Flower Buns (Hua Juan)” with a very nice result.
Japan's 2011 tsunami, then and now - in pictures. I have a very clear memory of when I saw the first images of the tsunami in Japan, so devastating. Can't wait to go back to that country that I loved so much when I got the chance to visit! (I am just trying to avoid making banal jokes about what these photos would look like if we went to see how these problems would be solved in Italy)
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An interesting article about why major brands (and not only the much debated luxury ones) are discarding detail and depth in their brands.
If you are interested in journalism, technology in general or simply what is happening around you, I recommend reading this article: How the New York Times A/B tests their headlines. “Okay look it’s 2021—it would be shocking if the New York Times wasn’t A/B testing headlines.”
I admit, I'm in a full NFT FOMO phase (that's why I am not posting a lot of links this week - I don’t want to bore you with a thousand crypto art articles I've been reading about lately). SO… I just leave you this: A history of the art market in 35 record-breaking sales.
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