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This photo triggered China’s Cultural Revolution

This photo triggered China’s Cultural Revolution

In 1966, Mao Zedong had a problem. The Chinese leader who had led a peasant army to victory in the Chinese Civil War, and established the communist People’s Republic of China in 1949, was getting old. Worse, his radical policies had devastated the country, and triggered the deadliest famine known to human history. By the …

Was this the greatest dog of all time?

Was this the greatest dog of all time?

King, the dog, is enjoying a steak, well-done, at Sardi’s, the famous theatre district restaurant in New York. He deserves it, because he just won Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show, in 2019. Then he tried to eat a microphone. King is at the end of the long list of …

How ads follow you around the internet

How ads follow you around the internet

This website for jeans just saved a cookie onto my browser. That’s it — a string of letters and numbers that form a unique ID to help the site remember me The sites you visit do this too — that’s what all those pop-ups are telling you. Cookies actually make our online world possible. But …

Why Are We So Lonely? – Glad You Asked S1

Why Are We So Lonely?  – Glad You Asked S1

Alex:I was supposed to meet a friend here today,but I think he’s ten minutes late right now and I don’t see him, so I hope I didn’t get ghosted.( ringing )Operator: Your call has been forwardedto an automated voice messaging system.Alex:Almost everyone knows what it feels like to be lonely.( groans )And in 2018, nearly …

The lost neighborhood under New York’s Central Park

This is Central Park. It’s an iconic part of New York City. A piece of nature, tucked inside Manhattan. If you’ve lived in New York, or even visited, you’ve probably been here. But, there’s a part of this land’s story that visitors will never see. It’s the story of what was here before the park. …

How Does the Internet Work? – Glad You Asked S1

How Does the Internet Work? – Glad You Asked S1

( music playing )Wait. That’s the cable? I was expecting something so much bigger. That’s the internet. To get across the ocean, nearly all internet traffic has to use a cable like that one. – It’s tiny. I’m so surprised. – You’re actually surprised. I know, I could tell. Love it. All right, let’s go …