1. Ever heard of Flamborough Head? Me neither. Flamborough Head is in Yorkshire, England and one of those cliffs with pure white cliffs. Flamborough Head is also famous for a battle in September of 1779 where John Paul Jones, fighting for the Continental Navy, and a few British escort vessels. Jones is the father of the U.S. Navy.
2. Colossal is a really fun website. It’s got a ton of photos of interesting things. You could scroll for hours I think. So there’s this building in Reno, a brewery of all things, that has an enclave and so an artist drew a stack of records and it’s a great use of space that would have probably otherwise been wasted. If you’re one of those people that doesn’t get “art” checking out Colossal is a good way to take something in that’s not really far out there.
3. Via Narratively, the story of Sandy Gray, a bus driver who was fishing in Scotland in August of 1930, and is the person for reporting the Loch Ness monster.
4. A group of French national team fans arrived in Bucharest and were supposed to be in Budapest. Of course Bucharest is in Romania and Budapest is in Hungary and it’s about a 9 hour drive from the other. The French fans stayed in Bucharest and hung out.
5. The best thing I’ve read all week. From the New York Times, a New Jersey Catholic school brought back a mandatory hike across the Appalachian Trail, the hike is for freshmen who finished their first year and they hike 50 miles over 5 days (this year they only did 40 miles over 4 days). Most of the students are people of color, but that’s not what this is about, this is about a rite of passage. Great photos and great story-telling.