Diversions + Tunes: April 2017

This month we learned about wine, Connor McGreggor shows some swag and we dive deep under the ice - It's all in this month's Diverisons + Tunes.

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1. The Weird World of Wine. After quaffing the data, what I found was a high-end wine market, and a blockbuster auction, with notes of geography, chemistry, economics, culture and thousands of years of history — with a detectable aroma of bullshit. Let’s have a taste. / FiveThrityEight

2. Minutes Under the Ice. Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg. British director and photographer Ian Derry captures her taking a plunge under the Arctic ice. / Vimeo

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3. Jim Rohn's 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness. Reading a Jim Rohn books is like hanging with your grandpa, sipping a cup of iced tea, and hearing him drop wisdom bombs about the good ol’ days in war and business. / OKDork

4. Living In China's Expanding Deserts. For years, China’s deserts spread at an annual rate of more than 1,300 square miles. Many villages have been lost. Climate change and human activities have accelerated desertification. China says government efforts to relocate residents, plant trees and limit herding have slowed or reversed desert growth in some areas. But the usefulness of those policies is debated by scientists, and deserts are expanding in critical regions. / The New York Times

5. The Notorious. Conor McGregor Talks Fighting Floyd Mayweather, Searching for Khloé Kardashian, and Really Getting Paid by the UFC. / GQ

6. The Unique World of DEA Patches. The oddly beautiful and sometimes disturbing artistic talent of the nation’s drug cops. / The Washington Post


Here is what we were jamming out to at Dude Awesome HQ for the month of April. Don't forget to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to check out our exclusive playlist.