Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Celebrating Pride, finding lost cities, how drunk people invented the weekend and more in our look at the web

1. A Colossal Structure Discovered Near Petra, Jordan A previously undocumented structure, hiding in plain sight next to the ruins of Petra, Jordan, has just been uncovered by archaeologists. Using a combination of Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones, the researchers stumbled upon the Olympic pool-sized structure which consists of two rectangular platforms probably lined with columns in ancient times. According to researcher Sarah Parack, …

How Drunk People Invented the Weekend

Everybody has regrettable drunk moments, but we learned (thanks to Discovery News host Trace Dominguez) that boozed-up British people are to be thanked for inventing the two-day weekend. In his video, Dominguez explains the significance of numbers, days, weeks and time via religion and history. Interestingly, during the Industrial Revolution in England (from around 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840) “Britons started using Sabbath …

Five Unexpected Cocktail Tools Under $88

From a vintage hotel bar set to a chemist's drink-making kit

With the announcement of everything from the Experimental Cocktail Club recipe book, Kickstarter’s retro Cocktail Computer and The Glenlivet Bar Cart, it’s never been more fun to make cocktails at home. A handful of newly released, moderately eccentric bar accessories have caught our attention and further supports this belief. The following five items—ranging from $4 to $88—provide something different yet entirely functional. For those looking …