Welcome to the 38th edition of #FivePoints newsletter! I'll skip the big intro and keep it vacation-light.
Title photo: Izola, Slovenia. Sometimes the closest beach is the nicest. I've never enjoyed Slovenian seaside in the summer months, and now I'm falling in love with it.
This week's #FivePoints:
- 🥇 What's the secret of the success of Slovenian athletes? My homeland is a small country of 2 million souls, yet you'll find Slovenians at the top of the world's sports lists boasting from cycling (Roglic, Pogacar), Ice Hockey (Anze Kopitar of LA Kings), basketball (Luka Doncic, Goran Dragic), skiing (Tina Maze, Ilka Stuhec), cross-country skiing (Petra Majdic), ski-jumping (Peter Prevc), mountaineering (Tomaz Humar, Davo Karnicar), and others.
Olympic medals galore. Including 3 in Tokyo (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) at the time of this writing.
- 🇨🇺 I've been to Cuba last year. Nice nature, but the country is completely effed up. When people ask me what I think, I say that if your child has any weird ultra-left ideas, you should pay them vacation in Cuba and let them see how the so-called socialist heaven looks like. No water, empty stores, lack of food, and now the shit hit the fan. How will the contra-revolution look like?
- 💵 this Victoria man has gone two decades without money. Quite an interesting story of someone deciding to step out of the money game. At least directly.
- 🍷 Where there's money, there's fraud. Read about the man who sold millions in counterfeit wine to rich collectors.
- 🛹 This is so cool.
See you next week.
Stay Hungry; Stay Foolish.