Weekend Links: Cocaine, and Other First Aid Items for Polar Explorers

Phil Plait keeps sharing amazing time lapse videos, and I will keep loving them and passing them on to you. This one is particularly great -- it starts out pretty typically but soon has a bit of a twist!
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Did you pack the cocaine? For snowblindness, of course! ... and other things the polar explorers packed for first aid.
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What If Looper Were a Disney Movie From 1994? "Kids chase the darndest loopers!" Fantastic.
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There's a really lovely simple beauty in these photographs of worn out frying pans. At first I thought they were celestial!
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Disney's 1937 classic Snow White is a beautiful example of a certain kind of animation, but the still concept art it was animated from was just as beautiful.
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Speaking of doing things old-school, here are some films that, perhaps surprisingly, didn't use CGI.
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A fantastically long and in-depth piece about soccer superstar Lionel Messi and his relationship to his Argentinian hometown. Fascinating and a little sad.
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Brain teaser: the four men in hats puzzle.
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Stay tuned -- more links tomorrow! In the meantime, send your finds and submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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