Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet —
unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off from the constant barrage
of phone notifications.
Why not spend that time getting smarter on a topic you’ve always wanted to learn more about.
With that in mind, Business Insider found seven smart books you can
finish over the course of a single plane ride. They are short, visually
stimulating, or both. For this list we selected an array of lengths,
from a 64-page book that’s perfect for your hour-long flight, to a
320-page book that would fit the bill if you fly coast-to-coast.
Below we’ve listed them in order of length, from shortest to longest.
So grab one, or a few, for your next flight, and get smarter by the time you’ve deplaned.
‘Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words’ by Randall Munroe
‘Thing Explainer’ is intentionally short and simple to
understand. The 64-page book uses drawings and the 1,000 most common
words to give readers simple explanations for different complicated
‘We should all be feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
MacArthur Genius Grant
winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie expanded on a popular TED talk by the
same name to write her 64-page book. She provides a modern-day
definition of feminism, and explores the sexual politics at work in
‘The War of Independence’ by John Fiske
Originally published in 1890, this 115-page book provides a
historical perspective on the American Revolution 100 years following
the war, rather than today’s more than 230 years. It was written by a
historian and scholar who graduated from Harvard Law School.
‘Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations’ by Dan Ariely
This 128-page TED book investigates the nature of
motivation and is written by behavioral economist Dan Ariely. The book
provides lessons on approaching important choices in one’s own life.
‘Real Artists Don’t Starve’ by Jeff Goins
This 240-page book explores the competitive benefits of being
creative, and opines creative people have a powerful tool that needs to
‘The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia’ by David McCandless
‘The Visual Miscellaneum’ uses graphs, charts, and
illustrations in its 256 pages to help readers make sense of facts and
statistics. It covers topics from how long it takes different condiments to spoil to world maps of Internet search terms.
‘Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics’ by Tim Marshall
“Prisoners of Geography” is 320 pages and uses maps to
offer insight into world history, answering everything from Putin’s
obsession with Crimea to why the USA became a superpower.
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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .
They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.
The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.
He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.
When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.
But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.
Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.
“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.
The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.
Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:
This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.
what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.
“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.
Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:
His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!