HELLO! Web Curios has returned! You may not have noticed its brief absence last week, but it missed you. Oh yes.
Anyway, the main thing that I realised in my momentary absence is that I may never be able to take 4 days away from the internet EVER AGAIN. It's been said before, but this stuff really does move fast. Can I be the first person to advocate for a Slow Internet movement, perhaps one where we agree to turn it off for 2 days out of every seven so that people like me can take a break for 96 hours and not feel like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first 25 seconds of this scene from Total Recall when we try and catch up? Because really, I spent Monday night going through 4 days' worth of this stuff, and it felt a little like taking a punch in the face (upsettingly, I have a very good idea of what that feels like). As a result, there may be things in this Web Curios that are not 100% new and fresh - I can only apologise, and present my metaphorical cheeks to you for a chastening slap. I'M SORRY.