A list of curious facts
One: The image above is the first ever photograph that clearly showed a human. You’ll have to squint to find him getting his shoes polished in the bottom left. FYI: it was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in 1838. Btw, the first ever digital photo was taken by computer geek Russell Kirsch—of his three-month-old son Walden. You can find other photographic firsts here—or better yet, check out this handy thread from Cultural Tutor.
Two: We will try to break this fact as gently as possible. In 1974, John Boorman directed a movie titled ‘Zardoz’—which Roger Ebert described as “a trip into a future that seems ruled by perpetually stoned set decorators.” And perpetually stoned costume designers. Say hello to Sean Connery as, um Zed. Apparently, he “teaches himself to read and then fanatically devours the contents of whole libraries”—but not sadly to dress himself. We apologise in advance for ruining your love for the original James Bond. FYI: The trailer is here. (Nerdist)
Three: Scotland is getting ready to launch the world's first fleet of self-driving commuter buses next month. They will only travel 14 miles and will have two humans to monitor them at all times. So don’t expect Tesla-style drama… for now. (Interesting Engineering)