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👋 Hi friends,
Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.
Image of the week, above: taking in a recent sunset here in Hong Kong.
Here are 10 items worth your time this week:
1) 🇺🇸 A group of cryptocurrency investors nearly succeeded in an attempt to purchase a rare copy of the U.S. constitution, raising more than $40 million but losing out to private collector.
2) 🦠 New research on Covid–19’s origins in China points not to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but to the market where animals that can carry the virus were sold.
3) 🎨 A massive new contemporary art museum, called M+, just opened here in Hong Kong; there are concerns about censorship. (I haven’t visited. Yet!)
4) 🪛 Apple is introducing a self-service repair program so people can fix their own iPhones and Macs.
5) 📷 Here are the winning photos from the first-ever Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
6) 🏞️ The National Park Service will for the first time be headed by a Native American: Charles “Chuck” Sams III, who is Cayuse and Walla Walla and hails from Eastern Oregon.
8) 🍑 The ATL Rap Map, painted by designer Joseph Veazey, shows Atlanta spots mentioned in hit songs through the years.
9) 🍴 FoodTimeline.org catalogs things humans have eaten over the millennia.
10) ⚡ Forget Tesla. Is Hyundai making the coolest looking electric vehicles these days, or what?
🦴 Dog-related video of the week:
💡 Quote of the week:
“A genius is the man who can do the average thing when everyone else around him is losing his mind.” – Napoleon
👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,