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 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.
And what would the Ever Given’s rescue mission be without a series of memes? The one with the couch is my favourite.
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.
Is this the end of cruise ships docking near Venice’s historic buildings? Call for ideas to create a new ship terminal is open.
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!