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Fact and a Photo
March 23, 2012 2:22 PM   Subscribe

From Dan Lewis, the same guy who writes Now I Know, the daily e-newsletter of interesting stories ("Every morning, I share something interesting I’ve learned over the last few weeks. It began in June of 2010. As of January 1, 2012, 35,000 people are subscribed." Previously. Archives.), comes the nascent Fact and a Photo tumblr. Already, there's a picture of a swimming pig.
posted by not_on_display (9 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've never thought about how pineapples grow. That was pretty surprising.
posted by omnikron at 3:48 PM on March 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks. Somehow many of the photos help make the facts more memorable than I would have expected. The sight looks great on a big LCD screen.
posted by O Blitiri at 3:49 PM on March 23, 2012


And the site, for that matter!
posted by O Blitiri at 3:49 PM on March 23, 2012


Call me when pigs can fly.
posted by IndigoJones at 3:50 PM on March 23, 2012


Previously and previouslier, it turns out; but now I know about the Atlas Obscura. Neat.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 4:11 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dan Lewis' daily email is one of those things you at first think is remarkably, even adorably, dorky. Until you suddenly realize you are WAITING FOR IT TO ARRIVE EVERY DAY.
posted by chavenet at 4:32 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Portal is a whole game designed around what's behind the stage curtains of the game you are playing. The Max Payne series also had a breaking of the fourth wall, where he has a hallucinatory dream and sees himself as just a character in a videogame.

Someone could design a game where the deliberately-seen backstage is the breaking void of the back of the polygons. It could be inhabited by turtles. And be turtles all the way out.
posted by kandinski at 5:18 PM on March 23, 2012


If you enjoy this site and this email list, I have a feeling you'll also enjoy Futility Closet.
posted by Ian A.T. at 5:37 PM on March 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I've never thought about how pineapples grow. That was pretty surprising.
posted by omnikron


How about cashews?
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:28 AM on March 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


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