Off topic: Slurping ramen, drinking blood, guessing ages, browsing Wikipedia

From staple to trend: the history and evolution of ramen. From What If, why you probably should stay away from drinking a drunk’s blood. From FiveThirtyEight, using people’s names to guess their ages. (But according to the data, Levi is likely to be 10 years old. And a boy.) Finally, there are more than 200 John Smiths on Wikipedia, hence a long disambiguation page for that name. But there are longer.

 

Photo of a bowl of ramen by Nhat V. Meyer/Mercury News

 
 

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