December 29th, outsourced

Google Maps is quite simply amazing. [HT Andrew]

Which countries are most generous to new parents? The Economist tells us, in charts.

The NYT on removing a body from Mt. Everest. [HT Ashi]

If you missed Jeopardy!'s most recent Tournament of Champions, here you go, starting with episode 1. It is a treat, as always (but also a little extra this year - those intros at the final, wow!).

Random prices I remember

Random prices I remember

My best books of 2017 (and other distinctions)

My best books of 2017 (and other distinctions)