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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* The deliciousness of several London gins. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Kedgeree is a tasty and Victorian-era British breakfast. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Periods as emoticons. (Courtesy: Dan Bilefsky/NYT)

* London’s population set a new high in 2015, surpassing the previous record set in 1939. (Courtesy: Emily Cadman/FT)

* Miles are the unit of measure for frequent flyer programs even for national airlines in countries that use the metric system. (Courtesy: Hyatt)
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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Brewery counts during the years. (Courtesy: Bloomberg Brief Reserve)

Number of breweries per year.

Number of breweries per year.

* Potatoes will allow us to colonize Mars. (Courtesy: Ryan Dube/WSJ)

* Prive Porter, its focus, its sales channels, and its thoughts on Chanel. (Courtesy: Christina Binkley/WSJ)

A reseller specializing in Hermès handbags, Privé Porter is on track to sell $24 million of the purses this year, Mr. Berk says. About 90% of his inventory is sold via Instagram, and 60% goes to Asian and Middle Eastern customers.

There is a reason he deals almost exclusively in Hermès. It is the brand most likely to command investment-worthy obsessions. In his experience, “no one is kicking down the door for Chanel,” Mr. Berk says.

* Noma‘s head chef Rene Redzepi made a gin flavored with ants. (Courtesy: Alice Lascelles/FT)