A shorter Zaleski Minute installment for July, so it’s half-price. (That was an attempt at internet humor.) Reading time should be less than half a minute, but, as always, if it takes you longer than 60 seconds, complain to management.

What I Was Writing:

  1. For Popular Science: Meet Mark Quartiano, better known as Mark the Shark. He’s America’s most notorious shark hunter, having killed around 50,000 sharks over his lifetime. I went fishing with him. I caught a hammerhead. No, the shark is not dead. Yes, it is still swimming in the ocean. Also: IT’S SHARK WEEK.

What I’m Reading:

  1. This article about the nature of rumors online, and how one person nearly ruined another’s life by spreading false tales about an alleged adultery. (Welcome to social media, a land of fake news and noxious, assumed familiarity.)