Behind the scenes of the press coverage of the longest flight in the world

Wanna see how travel vloggers are wined and dined to pimp the latest and greatest airplane seat?

Warning: it gets cheesy at times. Check out this behind-the-scenes video:

Here is the same flight from travel vlogger Sam Chui’s point of view:

Fun fact: Singapore Airlines now travel the longest flight in the world – from Newark, New Jersey to Singapore in 17 hours and 20 minutes.

Here is the perfect kettlebell swing technique (video)

In this book, Tim Ferris is a big believer of the minimum effective dose. It is simply the smallest dose that will produce the desired outcome. He finds anything BEYOND the M.E.D. is wasteful.

Take working out. Ferriss claims instead of working out 1 hour a day for 5 days a week, we can swing a Kettlebell just 2 to 3 sets per week and get similar results.

This is the best training video I could found on Kettlebell swings:

Here are a few tips I find while researching Kettlebell swings:

About Kettlebell weight: Men typically start off too heavy (ego kickin’ in). For ballistic movements like Kettlebell swings, an active man should start out with either a 16 kg- 35 lb or a 20 kg – 44 lb Kettlebell. Athletic men should start with a Kettlebell between 16 kg – 35 lb and 24 kg – 53 lb…

Unlike men, women tend to start out with a Kettlebell that is too light for them. For ballistic movements like Kettlebell swings, active women should start with a Kettlebell between 8 kg – 18 lb and 12 kg – 26 lb. An athletic woman should start with a Kettlebell between 12 kg – 26 lb and 16 kg – 35 lb. Out of shape, inactive women should try a bell between 6 kg – 13 lb and 8 kg – 18 lb.

Make sure our stance is not wider than shoulder-width. Too wide, and it becomes more difficult for our knees to track our toes. (Our knees must always track our toes).

Also, make sure we are not hyperextending our knees at the top. So instead of throwing our knees “back” at the top, think instead of pulling our kneecaps “up”.

To avoid problems with hip-flexor tendonitis, do a static stretch for our hip flexors before exercising. Lay on our stomach and pull our lower leg to the glutes. Hold for 60 seconds on each side.

Here is one of my favorite secrets to leverage more knowledge in a click

When I am driving here and there, I love listening to podcasts.

But unlike reading, they are virtually impossible to skim…

Until now.

One guy invented a genius website. He goes by the name MMiller. And he created a service called PodcastNotes. And he takes notes of my favorite podcasts.

Think of PodcastNotes as CliffsNotes for audio interviews. We get the best nuggets of a long audio… in mere minutes.

Now THAT is what I call knowledge leverage.

Click on any of these thought-leader’s names to read their notes:

Dr. Rhonda Patrick
James Altucher (James Altucher Show)
Tim Ferriss (The Tim Ferriss Show)
Dr. Peter Attia (Investor’s Field Guild)
Brett McKay (Art of Manliness)
Joe Rogan (Joe Rogan Experience)
Rich Roll
Dr. Peter Attia (The Drive with Dr. Peter Attia)
Tyler Cowen (The Knowledge Project)
Dan Harris (Happier with Dan Harris)
Kapil Gupta (33voices)
Benedict Evans (a16z)
Seth Godin (Akimbo)
Cal Fussman (Big Questions with Cal Fussman)
Dave Asprey (Bulletproof Radio)
Dan Carlin (Dan Carlin’s Common Sense)
Rolf Potts (Deviate with Rolf Potts)
Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics)
Echo Charles (Jocko Podcast)
Kevin Rose (Kevin Rose Show)
Nasim Taleb (Likeville)
Naval Ravikant (Naval’s Periscope Sessions)
Jad Abumrad‎ and Robert Krulwich (RadioLab)
Rich Roll
Lewes Howes
Shelby Stanger (Wild Ideas Worth Living)

Question: was Polio created as a weapon against us?

Here is a fun fact I just stumbled upon – apparently Polio was the first synthetic virus created in a lab.

This New York Times article wrote about this exactly 16 years ago:

Scientists reported yesterday that they had constructed a virus from scratch for the first time, synthesizing a live polio virus from chemicals and publicly available genetic information.

Why would they make a virus from scratch? Listen to this blathering bullshit:

Dr. Eckard Wimmer, professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at Stony Brook and leader of the project, said they made the virus to send a warning that terrorists might be able to make biological weapons without obtaining a natural virus.

And once again, DARPA (an agency of the United States Department of Defense) funded this project:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said it had provided about $300,000 over the last three years for the work. “Understanding the process of viral DNA production is key to identifying new ways to kill viruses and understand how viruses could change and escape from vaccines,” the agency said.

DARPA has a history of funding these viruses and testing them out on innocent people. The US government admitted doing so in this Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male:

The purpose of this study was to observe the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men in Alabama under the guise of receiving free health care from the United States government. The study was conducted to understand the disease’s natural history throughout time and to also determine proper treatment dosage for specific people and the best time to receive injections of treatments.

Happy anniversary?

How to make bug spray that works like crazy

This is a super cool video on how to make our own bug spray from scratch:

The punchline is this – lemongrass essential oil is the key ingredient to keep those pesky bugs away.

Even better:

We can combine lemongrass essential oil with lemon eucalyptus oil and Rosemary oil in these nifty small glass misting bottles for an insect repellent that can protect us for roughly 6 hours per application.

If you do not want to mess with making your own bug spray AND want an all natural bug spray that is ready to use, this bug repellant is my favorite.