Weekend Thoughts - 7.23.16

Image  by  Eddie Yu , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Eddie Yu, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy (belated) Saturday y'all! (Last week's posts are coming out late due to some issues on my end. My apologies!) Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. I thought this video depicting how tennis balls are made was pretty interesting, and you might too. It's a typical assembly line factory job, and it looks pretty terrible for the people working there, but the actual process of making the balls is visually compelling.

2. A 3.7 magnitude "earthquake" that was reported 168 miles off of Daytona Beach, Florida, turns out to not have been a natural event at all. In fact, it was a military test. The U.S. Navy performed a "shock trial" for a new combat ship, the USS Jackson, which was interpreted as an earthquake. Interestingly, seismographs as far away as Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, and North Carolina registered the event.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.