January 15, 2021
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Programming note: In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US, WYWW will not publish Monday. Enjoy the long weekend and we'll see you Tuesday. - Sean
Wikipedia turned 20
(Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)
Why it matters: Wikipedia isn't perfect, but isn't it funny that a nonprofit website can do a far, far, far better job of monitoring the information it shares than platforms that make billions of dollars?
Full Story: CNET (1/15) 
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Why it matters: With new mutations of the coronavirus popping up in various locations around the world, experts say the need to leverage vaccines to reach herd immunity has become more urgent. The fear is that if people eschew the various vaccines, they might be giving the virus more time to mutate and render existing vaccines less effective.
Full Story: The Atlantic (tiered subscription model) (1/15) 
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Why it matters: A "smart" crib that senses when a baby is stirring and gently rocks the child back to sleep! Where was this technology when my kiddos were little?
Full Story: Engadget (1/14) 
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Why it matters: The video component of virtual meetings is important for some kinds of meetings. However, not ALL virtual meetings need to feature video. Turning your camera off not only hides the clutter in your home office and/or your bad hair day, it's also reduces CO2 emissions.
Full Story: Purdue University (1/14) 
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Friday Fun Day
Why it matters: You're probably familiar with artisanal pizza ... but artisanal pizza throwing?!?!
Full Story: Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (tiered subscription model) (1/12) 
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Here and There
Why it matters: This is a wild story. A pigeon found in an Australian backyard and thought to be an unapproved immigrant from the United States is in fact an Australian bird with a counterfeit leg band. That's good news for the bird, who was set to be destroyed because officials said it was a biosecurity risk. Who puts a fake tag on a pigeon? And why?
Full Story: The Associated Press (1/15) 
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Fun with Headlines
Who knew frogs could act so much like humans?
Full Story: Gizmodo (1/15) 
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Your Future
Survey Results
Here are the results from yesterday's reader survey. There were 2,431 responses. The names of Girl Scout cookies can vary, so here is the link I included yesterday to help with any name confusion. Oh ... and if you still want to buy some cookies, maybe you can help Katie reach (or surpass) her sales goal.
Which Girl Scout cookie flavor is your favorite?
Caramel Chocolate Chip
Girl Scout S'mores (regular)
Girl Scout S'mores (dipped in chocolate)
Thin Mints
Frozen Thin Mints (an entirely different experience)
Happy Hour Fun
Why it matters: This seems like the perfect story to end a week that featured stories about Girl Scout cookies and beer-themed podcasts. It's a podcast about pairing beers with Girl Scout cookies!

After mentioning the beer-themed podcast my bro and his friends produce in yesterday's WYWW, I remembered they did two episodes in early 2020 about pairing Girl Scout cookies and beer. In Part One, the beer-cookie pairing begins at about the 8:22 mark. Part Two is all about making beer-cookie magic. Who needs milk when you've got beer?
Full Story: I Like Beer the Podcast/Part Two (4/15),  I Like Beer the Podcast/Part One (3/9) 
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WYWW Playlist
If you wanna know what all the trendy folks are listening to these days, this song debuted a week ago and has been scorching its way to the top of charts.

There is a WYWW playlist on Spotify to keep track of all the songs listed in this space. Enjoy!
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Enjoy the View
Safety Harbor, Florida
(Diane Haberman)
This photo was submitted by Diane Haberman.
Full Story: Flickr (9/10) 
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About the Editors
Sean McMahon
Sean McMahon
Since I joined SmartBrief in 2003, I have produced content on a variety of topics including finance, energy, infrastructure, politics, telecommunications and international development.

Thank you to all the WYWWers who helped out some Girl Scouts this week. Y'all are great. Enjoy the long weekend.

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John Wooden,
college basketball coach
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