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Things to do for February 20, 2014
Top Gun, Tinder and the Piña Colada Song
The weekend is a flat circle.
They’re Using Tinder in Antarctica Now
Strange: Two scientists stationed on different research bases in Antarctica recently made a
match on Tinder.
Stranger: They were separated by a 45-minute helicopter ride.
Strangest: Cell phones work in Antarctica.
Last Time You Bought Knives Was...
A chef’s most important tool is his knife (well, aside from his Nutella). So if you’re into the whole “creating delicious food for dates” thing, consider picking up one of these hand-forged carbon-steel blades from Britain that look like something Ned Stark would’ve used to carve a prime rib.
If You Like Piña Coladas... or <em>Top Gun</em>
On Tumblr: Someone is dubbing Rupert Holmes’s 1979 tiki bar staple “Escape (The Piña
Colada Song)” over the end scene of Se7en and other tense cinematic moments.
On Twitter: Someone is posting the entirety of Top Gun, frame by frame, at two frames per hour.
At Work: You. Distracted.
Apparently Slingshots Can Be Fancy
Just so you know: some guy in Canada is making a line of artisanal slingshots and slingshot-related accessories. They’re built with stuff like rare red zebrawood and laser-cut kangaroo leather. You could use one as desk candy. Or, like, a family heirloom.
Yes, It’s Still Scarf Season
If you’ve seen one scarf, you... probably haven’t seen a scarf that started as an artistic tapestry and was later transformed into a digitally printed piece of neck-pampering silk. Except, hey, here are 12 such scarves. Bundle up accordingly.