Have you ever been watching a movie and wonder how old the actors were when they filmed it? Now there’s a website that can tell you just that. Simply enter the name of the movie or TV show and the site will tell you the age of the actors when it was shot and their age now. Kinda fun.
Found at the always-fun Cool Tools:
iPhones have a built in Air Quality Index (AQI) which will tell you the air quality in your present location. Go to the default Weather app, and just below the week forecast is the AQI, which is measured by local sensors.
If your sink is draining slowly squirt a little dish soap down there and run the hot water. Dish soap is formulated to cut through grease and can cut through the grease that has accumulated in your drain/pipes.
In a most imaginative act of product diversification an iconic independent bookstore in Portland is selling what it calls a “unisex fragrance” that allows you to smell like, well, old books. Here’s the description of Powell’s Unisex Fragrance:
Like the crimson rhododendrons in Rebecca, the heady fragrance of old paper creates an atmosphere ripe with mood and possibility. Invoking a labyrinth of books; secret libraries; ancient scrolls; and cognac swilled by philosopher-kings, Powell’s by Powell’s delivers the wearer to a place of wonder, discovery, and magic heretofore only known in literature.
It will be available on January 6, 2021 and a 1 ounce bottle will set you back $24.99.
Dorking, aka “Let me Google that for you”, is the practice of using advanced queries on search engines to find anything on the Internet. Learn about it here.
Here’s how you find specific pages within a website. In this example we’ll search for any page on my blog that references poop. Just type this in your search bar:
site: jonlowder.com poop
Apartment rents in several big, and expensive, US cities have plummeted over the past year. New York (-17%), San Francisco (-23.4%), Boston (-15.9%), and Seattle (-12.2%)
Source: Apartment List via GlobeSt.com
High speed internet access is not available to everyone in the United States. Here are the states with the highest and lowest rates of connectivity (Source – Rotary Magazine):
1. New Jersey
2. New York
4. Rhode Island
48. New Mexico
11% of US households were food insecure before COVID-19 outbreak; by late April, within 1 month of the start of lockdowns, the rate had doubled to 22.7% – Source: November, 2020 issue of Rotary Magazine