Twenty years ago I emailed makeup artist and horror movie icon Tom Savini to tell him that the monster he created for a 1984 episode of Tales from the Darkside had profoundly haunted my childhood. He replied with these photos of him creating it to assure my 7 year old inner self that it wasn’t real.

Tree-planting search engine saw a 1150% increase in downloads after the Amazon rainforest fires: It uses 80% of its profits from search ads to plant millions of trees in Brazil and other emerging economies - says it has planted 65 million trees to date.

TIL Spain’s S-80 submarine program designed subs that were 70 tonnes too heavy, and likely sink when submerged. Cost overruns to fix it are expected to reach $9 billion. The problem was traced back to an engineer misplacing a decimal point, and had been called the most expensive math error ever.

Research has found emotionally extreme experiences, not just “positive” or “negative” experiences, are more meaningful in life. The greater contemplation associated with intense experiences may increase the likelihood that we consider such events self-defining.