Timezones are fascinating when you get into them, and this is a good place to start: http://time.is/time_zone_news
How Unicode decides which emojis to support.
World Bank changed the definition of extreme poverty – interesting discussion of the challenges.
The “Named Colors” section of the CSS Color Module Level 4—the latest specification for color values and properties within the Cascading Style Sheets language—are 141 standard colors. Each has its own name, so beyond the essentials of “black” and “white” are shades like “papaya whip,” a warm orange pastel; “lemon chiffon,” a faint, milky yellow; and “burlywood,” which has likely made an appearance on a safari tour guide’s shorts.
Thomas agreed. Frustrated with inconsistent displays, he started to find it futile to standardize color names. In response, he stated in an e-mail that he “sat down one evening with the handiest standard of subjective color names, a box of 72 Crayola crayons. That birthed “aquamarine,” “orchid,” and “salmon,” to name a few.
You gotta love standardization efforts!
This is a real email: http://datacenter.iers.org/eop/-/somos/5Rgv/latest/16
“To authorities responsible for the measurement and distribution of time”
(related to the leap second in 2015)
We give names to moons of other planets, so why is ours called just “Moon”?