The Weekly Stripe – 26.03.21

It’s been four days since the big cargo ship got stuck in one of the world’s busiest canals, and the operation of getting it out proved to be a real logistical nightmare. And this week’s five links explore all things floating.

The Weekly Stripe – 26.03.21

The queue in the Suez Canal is growing day by day – and the only alternative to get to Europe or Asia is to take a two week trip around Africa. The creation of the canal has shorten that trip to a 12 hour transit.

The Weekly Stripe – 26.03.21

And what would the Ever Given’s rescue mission be without a series of memes? The one with the couch is my favourite.

The Weekly Stripe – 26.03.21

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? The ‘flying’ tanker in Cornwall created quite a lot of consternation. Here are some other examples of optical illusions found in nature.

The Weekly Stripe – 26.03.21

Is this the end of cruise ships docking near Venice’s historic buildings? Call for ideas to create a new ship terminal is open.

The Weekly Stripe – 26.03.21

And…last but not least. The recipe for îles flottantes – the classic French childhood dessert of poached meringue floating in a pool of custard. Bon appétit!