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7/24/2024
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Numlock News: July 24, 2024 • Cheese, New Car Smell, Xiaohongshu

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7/23/2024
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Numlock News: July 23, 2024 • Arcades, Second Base, Shipwrecks

By Walt Hickey Arcades Round One, one of the largest arcade businesses in Japan, has set its sights on the United States. The company has already made progress with its hybrid bowling alleys in the US,
7/22/2024
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Numlock News: July 22, 2024 • Twisters, Stingrays, Georgia O'Keeffe

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Columbus Experience Columbus, the local tourism push from the city in Ohio, released the number we've all been waiting for, touting 51.2 million visitors in 2023, an
7/19/2024
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Numlock News: July 19, 2024 • Viper, Guyana, Dead & Company

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! VIPER NASA has cancelled the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover project, which would have explored the south pole of the moon and looked for ice and
7/18/2024
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Numlock News: July 18, 2024 • Stegosaurus, Skeleton, Sockeye

By Walt Hickey Packers The Green Bay Packers are just one of the 32 teams of the NFL, but what makes them especially interesting is their ownership structure, where shares of the franchise are owned by
7/17/2024
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Numlock News: July 17, 2024 • Gallium Anomaly, Flavour Blaster, New Madrid

By Walt Hickey Tickets Pretty much all tickets are digital-first now, and while it's certainly possible to print off a ticket in some circumstances, realistically the age of having a physical
7/16/2024
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Numlock News: July 16, 2024 • Dizi, Cloudboom, Comics

By Walt Hickey And such small portions! Last night's home run derby was a welcome exception to the new normal in baseball, where batting averages are at the lowest levels in a half-century. The
7/15/2024
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Numlock News: July 15, 2024 • Longlegs, Splash Pads, Floppies

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Das Boot from disk The German Navy will modernize their Brandenburg-class F123 frigates and remove their reliance on 8-inch floppy disks in the process. The ships need
7/12/2024
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Numlock News: July 12, 2024 • Stegosaurus, Europa, Crayfish

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Stegosaurus On July 17, the fossilized skeletal remains of a 161-million-year-old stegosaurus will go up for auction at Sotheby's during an event the company
7/11/2024
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Numlock News: July 11, 2024 • Black Hole, Horizon, Moon

By Walt Hickey Sri Lanka Tourism to Sri Lanka has nosedived over the past several years, largely because of the ramifications of a terror attack in 2019 and the economic and political turmoil that hit
7/11/2024
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Numlock News: July 10, 2024 • Lanternflies, Churn, Faroe Islands

By Walt Hickey Fantasy The romantasy trend is real, as books that blend romantic plots into fantasy genres fuel a banner year so far for the entire book industry. In the second quarter of 2024, unit
7/9/2024
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Numlock News: July 9, 2024 • Napoleon, Reese Witherspoon, Warhammer

By Walt Hickey Napoleon Two pistols owned by Napoleon Bonaparte have sold at auction for €1.69 million to an unnamed buyer, but because this is Napoleon we're talking about here, it's obviously
7/8/2024
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Numlock News: July 8, 2024 • Minions, Gundams, Despicable Me

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Animation Turns out that it's generally a profitable notion to release animated films intended for families, especially during the summer months when kids are off from
7/5/2024
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Numlock News: July 5, 2024 • Floppy Disks, Fireworks, Cave Art

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Two bits of business! First up is that last week's Sunday edition was released in podcast format as well. You can check out the Numlock Podcast on Apple and
7/3/2024
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Numlock News: July 3, 2024 • Fervo, Upflation, Wizards of the Coast

By Walt Hickey We're off tomorrow! Americans, have an excellent Independence Day, and everyone else enjoy your Thursday. Trading Cards The market for trading cards is leveling off, after rising
7/2/2024
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Numlock News: July 2, 2024 • Mt. Fuji, Paleotempestology, Arctic Ocean

By Walt Hickey Mt. Fuji Japan continues to ride out what locals consider to be overtourism, and has been implementing new strategies to limit the numbers who can visit certain attractive areas. The
7/1/2024
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Numlock News: July 1, 2024 • Kei, Libraries, K'NEX

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Box Office Inside Out 2 continues its tear at the box office, adding another $57 million to its domestic total and pushing its global gross to $1.01 billion. Behind it was
6/28/2024
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Numlock News: June 28, 2024 • Scribes, Soccer, Webtoon

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Scribes The Czech Institute of Egyptology has 221 Old Kingdom skeletons from almost 200 tombs in storage, of which 102 are male. The institute has been studying the
6/27/2024
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Numlock News: June 27, 2024 • GOES, Wool, Mayan

By Walt Hickey Wool Prices for wool have dropped considerably, and it's causing serious problems in Australia, which is responsible for 80 percent of the superfine wool fiber under 18.5 microns in
6/26/2024
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Numlock New: June 26, 2024 • Manga, Oscars, Glauconite

By Walt Hickey SVOD Parks Associates, a market research group, reported a precipitous decline in household spending on streaming video on-demand services, with the average internet household spending