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The Monday 6 - May 10, 2021

The Monday 6
The Monday 6 - May 10, 2021
By Kyle Petzinger • Issue #11 • View online
Hi, friend.
I’m glad we’ve all collectively dodged the stray Chinese booster engine that re-entered the atmosphere after being accidentally launched into space about a week ago. There’s probably a joke here about China yet again mistakenly unleashing a dangerous thing on the world, but I lack the wit to make it truly zing.
Here’s the 6 for this week:

1. Why Are McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Always Broken?
Johnny Harris is a former Vox field reporter (watch his geography-themed ‘Borders’ series if you have some time) who has since broken out on his own.
In this video, Johnny dives into the reason why the McDonald’s ice cream machine is seemingly always broken. It’s more interesting than it sounds!
The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken
The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken
2. How Long Will It Take To Binge A Show?
I love a good, single-use web app like this. As someone who is yet to watch Game of Thrones (I know), getting an idea of how much time I need to commit is one less barrier to entry. Can I Binge will tell you how many episodes you’ll need to watch each day in the given time period.
Can I Binge?
3. 🤪 Optical Illusion
This was trippy. That is all.
4. How mRNA Technology Could Change the World
I’ve previously shared (#5) my admiration for The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson, and this piece is no exception.
Look, the pandemic is very bad, but the technological advances made specifically in the mRNA vaccines are profound.
The dream of mRNA persevered in part because its core principle was tantalizingly simple, even beautiful: The world’s most powerful drug factory might be inside all of us.
Give it a read if you want to be encouraged.
How mRNA Technology Could Change the World - The Atlantic
5. Stich Together Screenshots On Your Phone
iPhone users, get Tailor to stitch together screenshots into one, continuous picture. Great for sharing a longer text thread with someone.
There’s similar apps on Android, but Tailor is the best I’ve used on iOS. I use this a few times a week.
‎Tailor - Screenshot Stitching
6. Tips On Work-Life Balance
Ray Dalio, the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, Bridgewater Associates, also wrote a book and created an app that details the various ‘principles’ he works & lives by. While the overall concept is a bit self-serving, I found the following advice on work-life balance to be helpful:
Via Ray Dalio on Facebook
Via Ray Dalio on Facebook
Ray Dalio - Facebook
That’s it for this week. If you found anything useful or fun, let me know! And if you have any suggestions, shoot them my way. 😊 See you next week!
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Kyle Petzinger

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