7 Things (Which Are Mostly Videos) This Week [#49]
A weekly list of things I found interesting, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.
It’s a video-heavy week as I work through a massive saved list on YouTube.
2️⃣ If you’re having a bad day, think about the owner of this cargo ship, and it might make you feel a little better about your situation. 😳 [Link - theverge.com]
3️⃣ I guess I’d always imagined that eventually we’d discovered all the species of dinosaurs. This video from Kurzgesagt explains why that’s unlikely; however, we know more about past species than ever before, and the pace is accelerating. [Link - youtube.com]
4️⃣ I continue to be fascinated by the science behind the James Webb Space Telescope. You’d typically think of objects orbiting around larger objects, but that’s not the case with the JWST. This video does an excellent job showing how the telescope stays in orbit around an empty but crucial point in space. [Link - youtube.com]
And finally, I’m getting pumped for the climbing season by watching the Great Wide Open series by Jared Leto. I have some climbing crags within walking distance of my house, so it can’t come soon enough! The first three in this series are awe-inspiring.
5️⃣ Featuring the unstoppable and all-around good guy, Tommy Caldwell. Plus, some serious trust when going over the edge of El Capitan with minimal experience. [Link - youtube.com]
7️⃣ Featuring the badass and understated Alex Honnold. If anyone is at home on rock, it’s Alex, and his very presence seems to help others be at home there, too. Look at them gallop over the top of those ridges! [Link - youtube.com]