Off topic: Messages in bottles, crossing cultures, goodbye love letter, Rolling Stone covers, coffee in space

Messages in bottles, through the years. Lessons in cross-cultural living includes a graph of the “number of appropriate cheek kisses.” From Richard Burton’s goodbye letter to Elizabeth Taylor: “I am a smashing bore and why you’ve stuck by me so long is an indication of your loyalty.” Parodies of Rolling Stone’s Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover. And the efforts to allow for drinking coffee in space.


Photo of Elizabeth Taylor from Getty Images


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