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How Many Times You Have to Shuffle Cards To Thoroughly Mix Them Up

How Many Times You Have to Shuffle Cards To Thoroughly Mix Them Up

Daven Hiskey March 24, 2015 0

In this video, produced by the very talented Brady Haran over at Numberphile, which you can subscribe to here, Dr. Persi Diaconis answers the question of how many times you have to shuffle a

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Weekly Wrap Volume 78

Weekly Wrap Volume 78

Daven Hiskey March 21, 2015 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why are Calico Cats Almost Always Female? While any breed of cat can be born

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Podcast Episode #363: The Key to Hieroglyphics

Podcast Episode #363: The Key to Hieroglyphics

Daven Hiskey March 18, 2015 0

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the breakthrough that allowed hieroglyphics, formerly thought to be picture writing, to be correctly translated for the first time. [TRANSCRIPT] And, as mentioned in the episode,

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Weekly Wrap Volume 77

Weekly Wrap Volume 77

Daven Hiskey March 14, 2015 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. When Lincoln Was Almost Assassinated Nine Months Before He was Assassinated In August 1864, the

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Happy Tau Day

Happy Tau Day

Daven Hiskey March 14, 2015 0

This is one of many great videos from the seemingly perpetual great video making machine known as Vi Hart, in which she (once again) does the Pi-Day equivalent of revealing there is no Santa

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The Terrible Mistake That is Pi

The Terrible Mistake That is Pi

Daven Hiskey March 14, 2015 0

This is one of many great videos from the seemingly perpetual great video making machine known as Vi Hart, in which she (once again) does the Pi-Day equivalent of revealing there is no Santa

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Pi is Not Special

Pi is Not Special

Daven Hiskey March 14, 2015 0

This is one of many great videos from the seemingly perpetual great video making machine known as Vi Hart, in which she does the Pi-Day equivalent of revealing there is no Santa Clause, a.k.a.

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How to Keep Elephants Out of Your Yard

How to Keep Elephants Out of Your Yard

Daven Hiskey March 10, 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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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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