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Sunday, December 17, 2017

30+ Inspiring Dr. Seuss Quotes That Changed Lives

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Dr. Seuss’ best quotes about love, friendship, life, that can change lives

This Math Problem Is a Limerick When Said Out Loud

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Here’s a little something for the nerds (of both the mathematical and literary variety)… In 1948, wordplay master and recreational mathematician Leigh Mercer published this equation in Notes and Queries… Read in the right way, it follows almost all the rules of a limerick — an AABBA rhyme scheme with the third and fourth lines shorter than the others. I say almost all...

The Famous NYT Crossword that Predicted the Winner of the 1996 Presidential Elections

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This is the famous NYT crossword that predicted the winner of the 1996 presidential elections. The day before the election, the clue for 39-Across was “Lead story in tomorrow’s newspaper with 43-Across.” How did the puzzle maker know the future? He didn’t. Check it out…

Highest Mountains In The World

Some of the highest mountains across the globe.

Logical Fallacies (Bad Arguments) Explained with Funny Illustrations

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Programmer Ali Almossawi and illustrator Alejandro Giraldo teamed up to create An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, with "the hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to identify and avoid them in practice". You can read the whole book online. Slippery Slope A slippery slope attempts to discredit a proposition by arguing that...

The Stunning Fukang Meteorite – Literally Out of This World

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The Fukang meteorite was found in the mountains near Fukang, China in 2000. It is a pallasite—a type of stony–iron meteorite with olivine crystals. It is believed to be some 4.5 billion years old, which is as ancient as Earth itself Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and Fukang has...

25 of the Most Prettiest and Poisonous Exotic Flowers

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Flying Duck Orchid Angel’s Trumpet Flame Lily Bleeding Heart Bird of Paradise Corpse Lily Ballerina Orchid Psychotria Elata Aconitum Tacca ChantrieriChinese LanternHuernia Oculata Torch Ginger Monkey Orchid Trichosanthe Parrot Flower Sea Poison Tree Autumn Crocus Candy Cane Sorrel Snapdragon Skulls Sacred Datura Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora) Alien Tricyrtis Hirta Moonflowers Happy Alien Calceolaria Uniflora

Funny Graphs Show Correlation Between Completely Unrelated Stats

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Spurious correlation is a high correlation between two random, unrelated statistics. Harvard law student Tyler Vigen made a hilarious collection of spurious correlations to emphasize the fact that correlation does not imply causation. Divorce and Margarine Bedsheet Deaths and Ski Profits Norwegian Oil and Train Accidents Miss America and Murder Uranium and Arcade Revenue North Carolinian Marriage and Executions Sour Cream and Motorcycle Accidents Power Line Accidents and...

Do Penguins Have Knees?

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People have been frequently asking if penguins have knees, especially as their entire body is covered with feathers. Looking at them waddling about with plump bellies and very short legs makes you doubt if they have knees. Do Penguins have knees? The answer is yes. Penguins have knees. Their legs have a short femur, tibia, fibula and of course knees. Their...

When is Memorial Day in 2017?

When is Memorial Day in 2017?
Memorial Day in 2017 is on Monday, the 29th of May. In the United States, Memorial Day is always celebrated on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the last Monday of May commemorating men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Initially (officially since 1868 -...

15 Terrifying Ghost Haunted Places on Earth

15 Terrifying Ghost Haunted Places on Earth
A place is haunted when ghosts reside in it. Nevertheless, one can’t tell if there are any concrete proofs of the existence of ghosts or if they actually haunt certain places. A large number of people believe ghosts do exist. The below 15 terrifying ghost haunted places on earth will make it hard not to believe ghosts don’t exists. 1....

Cool Steampunk Gadgets

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Steampunked themed gadgets that will make you reach for your wallet.

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