Weekend Round-Up: Submerged Legos, Gaming Nostalgia, And Play-By-Play Without Sports


Each week our editors gather their favorite finds from around the internet and recommend them to you right here. These are not articles about watches, but rather outstanding examples of journalism and storytelling covering topics from fashion and art to technology and travel. So go ahead, pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and settle in.


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Lego Pieces Could Last for 1,300 Years in Marine Environments – Smithsonian Magazine

Walk the beaches of Cornwall, England and you might be surprised at what you see washing ashore. In 1997, a shipping container capsized in the sea. Its cargo? A staggering five million Lego pieces. The colorful blocks descended into the deep waters some 23 years ago and have been washing up on the sands ever since. The Lego Lost at Sea Project has put great time and effort into the cleanup process. This article tells that story, but also details just how many legos make their way into our oceans (a good amount are flushed down the toilet by curious or nefarious 10-year-olds) and the harsh impact that has on sea-life and the environment. While Lego is hard at work on a new way to make their pieces more sustainable, scientists have found that Legos are able to last anywhere from 100 to 1,300 years in a marine environment.

– Danny Milton, Editor


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The Comfort of Childhood Media During Lockdown – The New York Times

These are indeed very strange times, folks. With ongoing social distancing, many of us may be starting to feel like the kids we once were, confined to the walls of our bedrooms. Much like the author of this article, I myself have looked to childhood games for peace of mind. And let me tell you: It’s working. Dusting off the old Nintendo 64 or playing hours of Catan, I’ve plunged into a pool of nostalgia – revisiting past joys to cope with the changing world. This article is a quick read, highlighting the kind of playful nostalgia self-isolation can evoke, while also alluding to the daily quest for the next distraction that I know we all face.

– Bryanna Anglin, Receptionist


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Great Stories: The Truck That Owes Me Nothing – Field and Stream

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