How Much Facebook Knows About You?

by Harry Guinness Facebook has a lot of information about—every post shared, photo uploaded, message sent, item clicked on, and pretty much every other data point you can imagine. And it’s all in the name of serving you better ads and keeping you on Facebook. The thing is, this is still your information. You can’t […]

Did You Know? (Mar 25)

German chocolate cake is not, in fact, of German origin. The recipe was named after a man, Sam German, who invented a type of sweet baking chocolate for the Baker’s Chocolate Company (a popular cake recipe called for “German’s chocolate”). Over the years though, the possessive was dropped and people just called the popular recipe […]

Did You Know? (Mar 17)

The pink fairy armadillo, indigenous to central Argentina, is the smallest armadillo in the world at approximately four inches in length and around four ounces in weight. In contrast, the nine-banded armadillo, more familiar to U.S. readers since it is found throughout North, Central, and South America, can be up to two feet long (not […]

How To Not Drop Your Phone

by Harry Guinness Harry Guinness writes occasionally when he’s not busy skiing, sailing, partying, lifting weights, or otherwise dodging responsibility. His main areas of interest are himself, gin, and crazy people with interesting stories to tell. When people won’t pay him to write ill-thought-out opinion pieces, he covers photography, technology, and culture. You can follow […]

Did You Know? (Mar 10)

Despite the appearance of deep isolation in the desert, the Great Pyramids of Giza are right on the edge of the city of Cairo with fast food restaurants and busy city streets a few hundred feet away from the pyramid complex. Photos that show the Pyramids with the desert stretching out for miles in the […]