Outside Reading — I Love Trash edition

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Why Are Kids Obsessed With Garbage Trucks? An Investigation by Ashley Fetters

I love it when a writer pursues a silly idea with resolute seriousness. For The Atlantic, Ashley Fetters explores all the possible explanations for the excitement many members of the junior set feel when they see a garbage truck come rumbling down the street. In addition to the basic entertainment value of serious professionals weighing in on the aesthetic appeal of sanitation engineering equipment, the article offers a detailed, insightful assessment of the ways we make sense of the world, especially during early cognitive development. The premise of the article of the cute, but the execution is so much more.

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