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What I learned last week

What I learned last week (#86)

Book excerpt I was considering:

…if you want to get the most out of your day, do your most important work—your ONE Thing—early, before your willpower is drawn down.” (Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, The ONE Thing)


Quote I was thinking about:

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”

Thomas Edison

Why do tennis crowds have to be so quiet:

Interesting tidbits of the history of the sport, such as this:

Court tennis, as it’s called in the United States, is a bonkers sport. Imagine a squash-like court—smaller than a tennis court, enclosed on all four sides, with a ceiling—and add some seriously weird shit. There are long awnings on three sides of the court, halfway up the wall, called “penthouses.” Not only can you hit the ball off of these, you have to serve off the top of them with a funky spinning lob shot. Oh, and there are a bunch of holes in the wall that you can hit the ball into, like a pinball machine, called “galleries.” And there’s an anomalous notch, only on one side of the court, called the “tambour,” off which shots can also be played. Also the racket is small, heavy, wooden, and as asymmetrical as the court itself; the head tilts to one side, as if it melted and drooped while being formed.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-are-tennis-crowds-quiet