Daily Briefing: October 18

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

Stat

Data company Kantar revealed that marmalade sales in Britain increased 18% last month after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. After the monarch passed away on September 8th, many people rewatched a video of her bonding with an animated Paddington Bear over their shared love for marmalade sandwiches. The clip's popularity led mourners to leave sandwiches and pots of citrus jam in London parks as tributes--so many, that park officials asked the public to stop leaving anything except flowers.

Quote

“In short, the worst is yet to come, and for many people, 2023 will feel like a recession."

The International Monetary Fund has predicted a worldwide recession in their new report.

Read

The science of sound that went into a famous concert hall’s renovations. (The New Yorker)

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