Friday Link List

Homemade ice cream hand rolled in a metal cylinder by a street vendor in Yangon, Myanmar {via little baby’s facebook page}

1. Little Baby’s Goes to Myanmar {facebook}.

I’m not privy to the details, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make up a story.

Fine Fishtown ice cream purveyor Little Baby’s has been posting pictures from their trip around the world—or at least to Thailand and Myanmar—on their Facebook page. Seems like a great way to see the world (hello, tax write off) and get ideas for new flavors, methods of delivery, etc.

 

2. What’s Next for Lance Armstrong {npr}.

Those lawsuits, perhaps further energized by any acknowledgment of wrongdoing by Armstrong, could take a chunk out of his net worth, often estimated at between $100 million and $125 million. And they could unravel part of the web of holding companies, corporations, and investments the former racer and his partners have assembled over the years — a web that’s too complicated to describe here, but is laid out in a flowchart by Dimspace.

 

3. The Fallacies of Fat {npr}.

Robert Lustig joins Talk of the Nation to promote his new book about the real reasons we’re fat. From the show’s intro:

My next guest says that some of the reasons we are fat is because we’ve been sold a bill of goods about what and how we should eat. For example, he says the health-conscious among you may opt for juice over soda. In fact calorie-for-calorie, 100 percent orange juice is worse for you than soda. He says the corollary to a calorie is a calorie is the mantra: if you’d only exercise, you’d lost weight. Not only is this wrong, he says, it’s downright detrimental.

 

4. New Podcast from Neiman Journalism Lab

I’m really geeking out over this interview from the second episode of Press Publish, with content strategist Karen McGrane (whose website betrays her reputation as an advocate for user friendly design):

It’s Episode 2 of Press Publish, the Nieman Lab podcast! My guest this week is Karen McGrane. She’s a content strategist and user experience designer who’s worked with a number of media companies — The New York Times, Condé Nast, The Atlantic, Time Inc., and others. (She was the design lead on the Times’ 2006 redesign — which, with a few accumulated tweaks, is still the basis of what NYTimes.com looks like today.)

The Mobile Vending Revolution


The first ice cream bicycle pedals out on the streets of London.

 

Ice cream trucks melt onto American roads, causing multi-child pileups.

Buttercream cupcake truck unwraps on the streets of Philadelphia, using Twitter to broadcast stop locations.

ice cream truck philadelphiaLittle Baby’s Ice Cream combines Earl Grey, Sriracha and tricycles for the benefit of Philadelphia pedestrians.

See also: coffee bicycles; pedal co-op.

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