Daily Briefing: August 8

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.


It's time to put the "hot coffee" vs. "iced coffee" dispute to rest once and for all. It's over. Last quarter, Starbucks said that cold beverages accounted for 75% of its beverage sales, thanks in part to Generation Z's taste for customizing them and uploading their recipes on social media. Before you respond, "Of course people will want cold drinks during the summer!" keep in mind that throughout the previous financial year, cold beverages comprised almost 70% of Starbucks' beverage sales.


“I’ve never seen a piece of space junk fall like this.”

Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist, responded to news that debris from a SpaceX capsule had fallen in a field in New South Wales, Australia. Most of the time, space junk falls into the ocean after orbiting Earth. Given the growing number of rockets going to space, per the BBC, it's conceivable that land landings will become more frequent.


How did a dating app become my longest running relationship? (The Cut)

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