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When Pi was Almost 3.2

When Pi was Almost 3.2

Daven Hiskey March 5, 2015 0

In this video, produced by the very talented Brady Haran over at Numberphile, which you can subscribe to here, Dr. James Grime tells a very fascinating story of how the state of Illinois almost

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This Day in History: March 4th- Antonio Vivaldi

This Day in History: March 4th- Antonio Vivaldi

Daven Hiskey March 4, 2015 0

This Day In History: March 4, 1678 One of the most influential and renowned figures in European classical music, Antonio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy. Music was in his

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Weekly Wrap Volume 76

Weekly Wrap Volume 76

Daven Hiskey February 28, 2015 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Under the Lights On a field about fifty miles from Boston, Strawberry Hill, on the

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How Leonard Nimoy Came Up With “Live Long and Prosper” and the Associated Hand Gesture

How Leonard Nimoy Came Up With “Live Long and Prosper” and the Associated Hand Gesture

Daven Hiskey February 27, 2015 0

Today I found out the iconic “live long and prosper” hand gesture was originally a Jewish sign. The hand gesture itself is a slight modification of the Hebrew gesture forming the letter “Shin”, which

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That Time Pre-Sliced Bread was Banned in the United States

That Time Pre-Sliced Bread was Banned in the United States

Daven Hiskey February 24, 2015 0

In 1943, Claude R. Wickard, the head of the War Foods Administration as well as the Secretary of Agriculture, got the bright idea to ban pre-sliced bread in America, which he did on January

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Is Zero an Even Number?

Is Zero an Even Number?

Daven Hiskey February 24, 2015 3

In this video, produced by the very talented Brady Haran over at Numberphile, which you can subscribe to here, Dr. James Grime and Professor Roger Bowley answer the question of whether or not zero

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Weekly Wrap Volume 75

Weekly Wrap Volume 75

Daven Hiskey February 21, 2015 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Surprisingly Poor Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Prior to his role as Will Smith in

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Why Rivers and Streams Curve, Even Through Plains

Why Rivers and Streams Curve, Even Through Plains

Daven Hiskey February 18, 2015 0

This is a video from MinuteEarth created by Henry Reich et al. If you like TodayIFoundOut, odds are you’ll also greatly enjoy their videos. So go check them out and subscribe to their channel

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Fascinating Facts About Every U.S. President

Fascinating Facts About Every U.S. President

Daven Hiskey February 16, 2015 0

  There have to date been 43 people who’ve held the highest political position in the United States since the founding of this republic under the current constitution. (And quite a few more Presidents

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How to Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors

How to Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors

Daven Hiskey February 12, 2015 0

This is a video from the very talented Brady Haran who, among other channels, produces phenomenal videos such as this one over at Numberphile, which you can subscribe to here. You can also join

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Weekly Wrap Volume 74

Weekly Wrap Volume 74

Daven Hiskey February 7, 2015 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Bizarre Mating Practices of the Arabian Camel Some people are into feet, others like

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Why is Your Breath Visible When It’s Cold?

Why is Your Breath Visible When It’s Cold?

Daven Hiskey February 3, 2015 0

This is another great video from Hank Green et al. on why you can see your breath when it is sufficiently cold outside. If you like this video, be sure and subscribe to their

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Weekly Wrap Volume 73

Weekly Wrap Volume 73

Daven Hiskey January 31, 2015 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Invention of the Piano The names that come to mind at the mention of

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26 Fascinating Football Facts

26 Fascinating Football Facts

Daven Hiskey January 30, 2015 3

With the Super Bowl this weekend, we thought we’d do a “Football facts” roundup to help you impress your buddies with amazingly interesting Football knowledge. 891) Buffalo wings were invented sometime around the 1960s

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Why Pencil “Lead” is Called “Lead”

Why Pencil “Lead” is Called “Lead”

Daven Hiskey January 28, 2015 0

Karen asks: Why is pencil lead called lead when it doesn’t contain any? In the 16th century, a large deposit of pure, solid graphite was discovered in Borrowdale, England. This was the first time

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Is It Possible to Literally Be Scared to Death?

Is It Possible to Literally Be Scared to Death?

Daven Hiskey January 27, 2015 0

This is a question we’ve gotten a lot from readers over the years and we were going to answer it ourselves eventually, but honestly Hank Green already did a phenomenal job of it, so

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Weekly Wrap Volume 72

Weekly Wrap Volume 72

Daven Hiskey January 24, 2015 1

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. 20 Interesting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts 1) His name was originally Michael, not

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Why Did People Once Think the Moon was Made Out of Cheese?

Why Did People Once Think the Moon was Made Out of Cheese?

Daven Hiskey January 23, 2015 0

Because it was formed in the Milky Way? -badop-ting-… *crickets* In fact, nobody ever thought the Moon was made of green cheese… Well, there are nutters out there, so it’s possible that there was

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