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Slight improvements

We could all start working on a solution to make sure we never have to cut nails again. The brightest students would be creating new ways of genetically modifying ourselves, the industry would soar with competition, famous investors would buy stocks.

But no one is really tired of having to cut nails, so we just make a good nail clipper instead.

Humans solve pressing problems first, and once they’re solved, the new pressing problems are those that we considered non-problems the day before. The world improves one little bit at a time, and this is fantastic.

The nail problem will come back to haunt us in several hundred years.

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Updating CGP Grey’s Europe diagram

I looked at CGP Grey’s Europe diagram yesterday and saw that it was outdated. Latvia and Lithuania are now in the Eurozone, and not just in the EU. I started with a blank sheet and worked my way through.

I also added the four countries that use the euro but aren’t in the EU: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican. I did not add Montenegro and Kosovo to this zone: if I added them, I’d have to add Zimbabwe, as they all use the euro but aren’t approved by the Council to do so.

My diagram is rather simple, as it only shows what is useful to a person travelling or working in Europe. Nothing extraordinary like this one from Wikipedia:

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