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What Color Is a Tennis Ball?

The Atlantic

Quick: What color is a tennis ball? Turns out people don’t agree on this – and fall into pretty much the same camps as the did with the dress (blue/black vs. white/gold – you remember). A piece on how we see the world – and how we see it differently.

From Weekly Filet #265, in February 2018.

This tiny country feeds the world

National Geographic

The world’s number two exporter of food, second only to the USA, is…the Netherlands. And it’s doing so far more resource-effectively than almost anybody else. A deep dive.

From Weekly Filet #246, in September 2017.

Fireflies

Nicky Case

A fascinating interactive explainer on how fireflies synchonise their flashing to create one big lightshow. (Once you know it, it seems fairly obvious, but it had remained a mystery for nearly a century).

From Weekly Filet #234, in June 2017.
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