Link Tank: The States in America With the Most UFO Sightings

UFO sightings, the "everything is cake" trend, is Peacock worth a subscription, and more in today's Link Tank!

UFO Sightings

Some states believe more than others. Here are the ten USA states with the most UFO sightings.

“According to the National UFO Reporting Center, there have been more than 4000 UFO sightings so far in 2020—meaning that this year, we’re already well on our way to eclipsing the 5971 sightings reported in 2019.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

The “Jurassic Park Updates” account on Twitter is a trove of hilarious tweets from imaginary staff working at the fictional dinosaur theme park.

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“We have few enough sources of hilarity these days, which is one reason why the new Twitter account Jurassic Park Updates (@JurassicPark2go) has caught on like wildfire in the dinosaur-infested underbrush. The account, which has about 230 tweets at the time of writing, has racked up more than 130,000 followers with its tongue-in-cheek ‘updates’from the staff of the world’s worst idea for a theme park.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Offshore wind has been booming despite COVID-19 related downturns for almost every other energy source.

“Globally, the covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on nearly every industry, including wind and solar energy. But there’s a bright spot: Offshore wind has been booming, according to a new report. The analysis, released by Bloomberg NEF on Monday, shows that investors poured $35 billion into new offshore wind projects in the first half of 2020. That’s more than 300% higher compared to the same period in 2019.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Wondering what the best films Netflix has to offer in 2020 are? Here’s a convenient list.

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“While the quality of its original productions varies wildly, Netflix can boast an increasingly impressive list of releases over the past few years, with gems from big-name directors like Alfonso Cuarón, Noah Baumbach, and Martin Scorsese, to name but a few. What about 2020? The following Netflix original movies make up our must-watch list.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Scientists explain the reasons why “Everything is cake”, or cake disguised as other objects, is trending.

“It started with a hyperrealistic Croc-shaped cake filled with buttercream frosting and a roll of toilet paper that looked equally at home in the kitchen and the bathroom, delights fused together in a roll of footage that went viral on Wednesday. By Sunday, it was fair to assume that if you were looking at something — at anything — it could be made of cake. The video had snowballed into a meme.”

Read more at Inverse.

NBCUniversal joins the streaming service wars with Peacock. Is this additional platform worth a subscription?

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“Remember when streaming was choosing between Netflix and Hulu? The explosion in streaming services has been great for fans of endless content, but it can be a strain on our budgets. We’ve seen numerous high-profile platforms debut in the last year, including Disney+ and HBO Max, but another one is on the horizon: NBC’s Peacock arrives on July 15.”

Read more at PCMag.