14 years after unleashing the internet classic Shoes (described in Vice as the "First Great Viral Music Video"), LiamKyleSullivan yesterday posted a sequel called Masks. Footwear-obsessive Kelly has moved on.
Anne Thériault reports on the virality and success of coronavirus-themed toys and wonders at the never-too-soon appeal of cutesified horrors. Especially these squishie mini plague doctors [Amazon]. Something about the Mysterious Doctor Plague made me want to hug it, and based on my social media feeds, I know I wasn't the only one who had… READ THE REST
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The SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes Covid can survive up to 28 days on banknotes and other surfaces, reports a team of researchers in Australia. The lengthy stays were under dark lab conditions, and the real world is full of virus-killers such as UV light. But it's still longer than expected. The researchers said that whether… READ THE REST
Considering how easy it is to do most things in our technologically advanced world, it's still fairly shocking how difficult it can still be at times to do something relatively simple — like present an idea. Say you saw a photo online with a piece of art in the background that you'd like to feature… READ THE REST
Do you have a team in place? Have you scoped out your competition? Do you know the right level of funding you need? And most importantly, why should I give you money when so many others are looking for the same thing? Those are all questions an investor will often ask a startup entrepreneur —… READ THE REST
One of the few silver linings of America's pandemic era was seeing an overall decline in one of the biggest nuisances of life in our modern age: spam phone calls and texts. In April 2020, Americans were only beset by 3 billion robocalls, a number that sounds huge — and is — but still was… READ THE REST