CityLab’s Kriston Capps makes a modest proposal to build a giant wall around San Francisco during Burning Man. It’s a parody, much as you might wish it weren’t.

+ “A prisoner has escaped from an island prison in Norway by sneaking out of a window, stealing an old surfboard and paddling the three kilometres to shore with a toy spade.”

+ Think there’s concern about driverless cars? At one point, people were equally worried about driverless elevators. (Technology has been taking jobs away from people for a while.)

+ 9 Supermarket staples that were created by the military. (Oddly, no Bazooka gum.)

+ It’s not about genetics. One can teach oneself to roll one’s tongue.