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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Today we’re featuring stories about YouTube pranksters, marathon cheats, cephalopods, sleep and a massive collection of restaurant menus. 1. Vigilantes for Views: The YouTube Pranksters Harassing Suspected Scam Callers in India Andrew Deck and Raksha Kumar | Rest of World | January 10, 2023 | 5,737 words Justice can mean equality, and it can also mean retribution. In the case of Artsiom […]

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Disaster at 18,200 Feet

The U.S. has seen an increase in National Parks visitors in recent years, as well as an outdoor climbing boom. At Denali National Park, that also means a surge in less experienced climbers: “more summit chasers, fewer wilderness seekers.” In this story for Insider, Kelsey Vlamis recounts the experience of four climbers attempting to summit […]

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The $30 Million Clinkle Mystery

Clinkle’s growth team proved effective at signing up more than 100,000 would-be users — this, despite being a little hazy about precisely what they were selling. Says one former growth team member, “I never saw a direct demonstration of the product.” The growth teams met ambitious goals by targeting the most influential students on campus, […]