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Issue #16

Welcome to Pearl Runner issue 16!

To kick off the week, here’s our favorite photo of a dog with a pipe in its mouth from 1875:

In Our 16th Issue:

  • 💸 A Huge List of Fascinating Findings
  • ⏲ Use Google Maps to Travel Back 15 Years in Time
  • 💀 A.I. Generated Photos of Historical Figures
  • 📊 A Poll to Prove a Point

The Coolest Things I Learned in 2020

by David Perell

Although this article is a couple years old, it is completely packed with fascinating stuff. There’s really no particular theme, and in line with Pearl Runner’s goal, it’s our first time seeing almost everything on the list.

As we’ve mentioned before, David Perell is a prolific internet writer with a huge following. His curated list of the best of 2020 will leave you with hours of entertainment and education, here’s a couple more of our favorite inclusions:

Check out the rest of the list here 👇

Time Travel With Google Street View

We’ve all seen Google Street View in action (and probably been a little creeped out by their vans that drive around taking pictures around our neighborhoods.)

Recently, Google introduced a new feature that lets you see an area of your choice up to 15 years in the past. Of note, it’s only available on desktop for now, and will soon be an option on iPhones and Androids. Now we can officially track the past variations of that one constantly evolving restaurant we all have in our neighborhoods.

Check this Article to learn how to use it 👇

AI Generated Photos of Historical Figures

The Inspiration

Ok, we’ll admit this one comes off a little Buzz-Feedy, but it was too interesting to leave out. I couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud at a lot of these modernized, AI generated versions of historical figures.

If you’re like me, seeing these modern versions really takes away about 99% of the mysterious grandeur our minds naturally associate with famous people. In particular, this one of Napolean Bonaparte in a plaid short-sleeve button-up really got me. You could imagine overhearing this guy talking too loudly about his favorite IPA at your favorite summer beer festival.

Check out the full list here 👇

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Poll Question of the Week:

Last week’s poll results:

A perfect split decision on this one! As a 31-year old, this is one of my favorite questions to ponder. Obviously hindsight is 20-20 and all that, but I always find it fun to imagine what I could have done differently in the past if I knew what I know now.

This Week's Question: 🍜

On average, beer menus at restaurants and breweries have too many IPAs on them.

And that’s a wrap! If you have any comments, suggestions, recommendations, or just general feedback we’d love to hear from you! Email us at and we’ll include our favorite comments in next week’s edition (and maybe in our Instagram feed 🧐). Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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