In a world obsessed with the dichotomy between darkness and light, it’s no surprise that the recent discovery of “the darkest planet” made news. TrES-2b is remarkable: It refuses to give back light. It’s blacker than coal, barely visible from space. And the reason why is a mystery.
Though you can’t see it from the street, go into the plaza at 77 Water Street…
…and nestled in the back near the lobby entrance, you’ll find a 19th century penny candy store, open for business!
77 Water Street has a bunch of surprises like this - find out more in my full post here!
As collected by the BBC:
14. I caught myself saying “shopping cart” instead of shopping trolley today and was thoroughly disgusted with myself. I’ve never lived nor been to the US either.
23. To put a list into alphabetical order is to “alphabetize it” - horrid!
36. Surely the most irritating is: “You do the Math.” Math? It’s MATHS.
- Girl: Then we went to a Nickelback concert, which was a terrible experience. Everyone around us was smoking dope. Every single person. It was gross.
- WOULDN'T THAT BE THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THAT CONCERT?
For over 40 years, a mysterious World War I fighter plane perched on the roof at 77 Water Street has been fascinating Wall Street denizens and Google Map explorers alike.
Yet despite having been mentioned in numerous articles about unusual New York oddities, to my knowledge, not a…
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