Link Tank: Do You Love the Depths of the Ocean?

The Deep Sea, Allen v. Farrow on HBO, best Batman: The Brave and the Bold episodes, and more in today's Link Tank!

The ocean at 25 meters
Photo: Neal Agarwal

Self-styled “creative coder” and creator of, Neal Agarwal, has made the ocean depths of Planet Earth scrollable on the internet.

Titled “The Deep Sea,” the interactive page features over ten thousand meters of the ocean depths that visitors can access via scrolling, interspersed with stories and facts about known sea and deep sea critters, sunken ships, and even one daring submarine journey. Neal’s other projects on the same site include a fascinating perspective on the size of space, an all-encompassing life checklist, a forecast of outer space events, and more.

Scroll The Deep Sea here.

Are you one of those people who hate the word “moist”? Here’s the science behind why the word seems so unappealing.

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“People really do not like discussing moisture. A Buzzfeed post called ‘Why Moist Is The Worst Word Ever’ received more than 4 million views; when The New Yorker asked readers to nominate a word to scrub from the English language in 2012, the overwhelming consensus was to ditch moist.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Allen v. Farrow on HBO puts Dylan Farrow’s story front and center of the decades-long allegations against Woody Allen.

“Last night, Allen v. Farrow premiered on HBO, a docuseries depicting the allegations of sexual assault Dylan Farrow made against her father, director Woody Allen. The series, which will be four episodes long, is told primarily through the perspective of the Previn-Farrow children, with audiobook excerpts of Woody Allen’s 2020 memoir, Apropos of Nothing Audiobook, peppered in to include his voice.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

SpaceX wants to double the download speeds of Starlink costumers to 300Mbps in 2021, according to Elon Musk.

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“SpaceX is aiming to double the download speeds on its satellite internet system Starlink to 300Mbps later this year, according to CEO Elon Musk. Musk tweeted the news to a new Starlink customer, who was able to receive 70Mbps, and then 130Mbps download speeds, after setting up the satellite dish outside his home.”

Read more at PCMag.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold is now available to stream on HBO Max. Check out the best episodes from the series today.

“There’s a cavalcade of DC Animation on HBO Max now, from Static Shock to Justice League, and, of course, more Batman than you can shake a batarang at. But instead of re-indulging in the giddy highs of The Animated Series, why not check out the finest of Batman’s animated hidden gems, Batman: The Brave and the Bold?”

Someone’s fake Perseverance video of Mars went viral before NASA could share their real one.

“The images were of Mars, but it wasn’t from Perseverance. It was from Curiosity, which has been on the Red Planet since 2012. And it wasn’t so much a video as it was a digital quilt of still images used to make a stunning 360-degree ‘video’ that gained traction on the social web, and fooled people left and right.”

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