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Kid Game Rules With Piotr Kron

Piotr Kron is an interesting fella living in Hannover, Germany (if his YouTube tags are correct) intent on bringing (what I hope is) humor to the subject of children's game rules. Take, for example, his explanation of the rules for Candy Land where he explains, "If you're a grown up and you're playing against a child or several childs (sic), please play hard and fair and do your best to beat them." I think it's hilarious that someone would spend nearly 3 minutes explaining the rules of a game that should only take 1 minute to explain, but watching through to the end is half the fun here.

In the next video, we get the rules for the card game, War, and also this interesting factoid, which I hope isn't made up: In 1957, in Germany, a single game of War lasted more than 146 hours. Watch the video after the jump and decide for yourselves if he's telling the truth or not. A simple Google search turned up nothing for me.

I'll leave you with Piotr's tagline from his YouTube channel: "Thoughts on games, life, child-raising, and the German circumstance."

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The Fascinating Science Behind How Neon Lights Are Made
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For almost 40 years, Gerald Collard of the Neon Family design studio in Montreal, has been hard at work crafting intricate neon signs of all shapes and sizes.

In its first 50 years as a documented art form, neon was considered a secret craft. Collard learned the ropes while studying under the benders at Claude Neon, the company of neon inventor George Claude.

In a recent episode of the Canadian series Oú Se Trouve by Stereokroma, Collard walked viewers through the step-by-step process of neon-making by building a pink "okay" sign. Among the interesting facts we learn: Not only is neon low-maintenance, but it can last up to 50 years, making it a desirable alternative for indoor lighting. Watch the full video below:

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Things You Didn't Know Came From Colorado
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If you've ever teared up while singing, "Oh, beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain," you owe a hat-tip to Colorado.

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