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Double Dare is Back for a One-Week Engagement

Unless you were a child who happened to live near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Orlando, Florida in the late 1980s and early 1990s, you didn’t have much of a chance of appearing on Double Dare, the snot- and syrup-caked game show that helped put cable network Nickelodeon on the map.

To celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary this year, the channel is giving you one last opportunity.

According to Entertainment Weekly, original host Marc Summers will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con the evening of July 22 for a one-off live edition of the show. Classic obstacles like the Human Hamster Wheel, the Wringer, and the booger-encrusted Pick It are all expected to be part of the proceedings.

This will be the first time since 2000 that Summers has been involved in any official capacity with Double Dare: He’s previously hosted unofficial efforts with a Chicago improv group as well as a beer-themed homage during Philly Beer Week, Dunkel Dare. If you aren’t in San Diego, you can still catch the show on Nickelodeon’s Splat Facebook feed beginning at 9:30 p.m. PT, then watch an entire week of Double Dare highlights hosted by Summers on TeenNick beginning July 25. 

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

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Mattel Unveils New Uno Edition for Colorblind Players
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On the heels of International Colorblind Awareness Day, Mattel, which owns Uno, announced it would be unveiling a colorblind-friendly edition of the 46-year-old card game.

The updated deck is a collaboration with ColorADD, a global organization for colorblind accessibility and education. In place of its original color-dependent design, this new Uno will feature a small symbol next to each card's number that corresponds with its intended primary color.

As The Verge points out, Mattel is not actually the first to invent a card game for those with colorblindness. But this inclusive move is still pivotal: According to Fast Co. Design, Uno is currently the most popular noncollectible card game in the world. And with access being extended to the 350 million people globally and 13 million Americans who are colorblind, the game's popularity is sure to grow.

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Lightning-Fast Teen Sets New Rubik’s Cube World Record
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In less time than it takes some people to open a pickle jar, 15-year-old Patrick Ponce can solve a Rubik’s Cube. His total time of 4.69 seconds makes him the new holder of the world record for fastest 3-by-3 Rubik’s Cube completion, as highlighted by Compete (and seen in the video below).

Ponce achieved the impressive feat of dexterity at a tournament in Middletown, Virginia, on September 2. He takes the title from the previous Rubik’s Cube speed record holder, Feliks Zemdegs, who solved the puzzle in 4.73 seconds at a competition in Australia in December 2016.

But the teenager may not hold his new position at the top for very long: Expert Rubik's Cubers have been steadily lowering the speed record beneath the 5-second mark since 2015. And human competitors still have a long way to go before solving a cube in 0.887 seconds—that’s the record that was set by a robot in March of 2017.

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