Weekend Round-Up: Beautiful American Museums, Drunken British Sailors, And Mysterious Holes In The Earth
Each week our editors assemble their #1 finds from around the internet and recommend them to you here. These are not articles about fake watch prices but instead remarkable instances of news coverage and narrating covering subjects from design and craftsmanship to innovation and travel. So go on, present yourself with some espresso, put your feet up, and settle in.
A Brief History of Drunken British Sailors – Munchies
They say companions don’t allow companions to drive alcoholic, however for many years, no one told the Royal Navy that companions don’t let a large number of companions drive many boats equipped with tons of weaponry alcoholic. For different reasons, going from the requirement for a team both generally compliant and pugnacious at need, to the test of keeping water consumable during weeks or months adrift, everybody from officials down to the lowliest lodge kid was smashed for most, if not the entirety of the time they were ready. The way that the every day toddler of rum continued however long it did is an interesting side note to the historical backdrop of maritime fighting; the story, normally, is over at Vice.com.
–Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief
Good Riddance To The Red Delicious, An Apple That Sucks – Slate
Your youth, similar to mine, may have incorporated a steady stream of Red Delicious apples. I came to accept that I didn’t care for this sort of organic product, yet as I got more established and attempted different assortments, it became clear that it was simply Red Delicious that I loathed. Following fifty years at the top, the U.S. Apple Association has declared that the Red Delicious has (at long last) been de-throned as the prevailing apple in America. No love lost, indeed.
–Ashley Kinder, HODINKEE Shop Manager
The Best-Designed Museum In Every State In America – Architectural Digest
Sometimes you read a feature and you think “Amazing, this story was fundamentally composed just for me.” It’s really difficult to envision a more amicable arrangement of my inclinations than delightful engineering and geeky historical centers, so you can wager that I’ve just transformed this rundown of 50 can’t-miss places into an individual pail list and will design future excursions accordingly.
–Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
Sinkholes: When The Earth Opens Up – The Atlantic
If the possibility of the ground out of nowhere giving route underneath your feet – or your vehicle, or your home – isn’t in your go-to bad dream rolodex, perhaps this will change that. From private neighborhoods in Florida to streets in China to the display area of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, sinkholes come on the whole shapes and sizes – and make pretty sensational symbolism, as this photograph exhibition demonstrates.
–Will Holloway, Director of Content