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Why Shuffled Cards Are Astounding

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Card Magic

Watch this video and learn about the mathematical marvel that is unleashed every time a deck of playing cards is shuffled.

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Is This the Future?

Surgeons are successfully implanting 3D printed skulls and planning to put people into suspended animation. I’m pretty sure we’re all living in a sci-fi movie.

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That Nigerian Prince Is Really Bad With Money…

He just KEEPS going broke. An Ohio man fell for a “Nigerian phone scam” and you won’t believe who he tried to get help from in paying off the debt he racked up. I guess the very wise Michael Scott said it best.

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These Signs Are “Great”

Misuse quotation marks and you completely change the meaning of what you’re writing.

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For the Thirsty Zombie

This beer is made with BRAAAAAAAINNNNSSSS.

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Album Art

The Wu-Tang Clan is about to release a new album, but they are only releasing one copy of it. Seriously. They are only going to create a single copy and sell it for millions of dollars as a piece of original art.

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Speaking of Rap...

These mashups of classic literature and rap lyrics work surprisingly well together.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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